Bonsai stamps

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I got this link from a friend on Facebook. A series of bonsai stamps is coming from the USPS, apparently. Exact timing to be announced in the fall...
 

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Very cool! I can't wait to buy a bunch of them.
 
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With all the wonderful native American trees that have been developed into bonsai wonder why the USPS chose plants from other countries? Sierra Juniper excepted.
 

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Eunice Corp, who is the founder of the Sakura Bonsai Society in Traverse City, got the ball rolling on this. Her original paperwork to the USPS did specify honoring American Bonsai.
 

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I don't know do you prefer wax on, wax off , or do you prefer paint the fence. Up, down.:D

The ones of Mr Miagi aren't preglued, you lick em.

Too bad the didn't go to Roy Nagatoshi for examples to shoot, he had been involved with the movie.
 

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I think the post office went with drawings because they just look better in smaller format than photos. A reduced photo would look kind of amatuerish. An artist's rendering of the tree looks like artwork, rather than an attempt to reduce a photo to cram it on a stamp...It can also be painted to fit the format. Just look to the postage stamp treatments of Elvis, baseball players, wildlife and other "specialty" stamps by the USPS. They are all artists renderings for the most part.

And species don't really make much difference here. People don't really understand what "bonsai" is, much less "native bonsai."
 

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I think the post office went with drawings because they just look better in smaller format than photos. A reduced photo would look kind of amatuerish...

Disagree .lots out there,many many countries... ours are a sad representation... :mad:
 

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