"These are the Star Wars stamps you are looking for."

And just like that, saying the line, with the wave of one hand, while handing me a simple slip of paper that had this web address on it with his other hand, my Kennewick mailman let me know that I would be able to soon purchase a new series of postage stamps from the USPS honoring all things droid in the multiple layers of the Star Wars franchise/universe.

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, the guy who delivers my mail, to a spread of secured boxes about a block and a half from my crib, and I, have kind of gotten to know each other over the past decade or so, starting off mostly with nods, to lately a friendly sentence or so exchange. Sometimes on my way home if I see his truck by my layers of mail slots, I know it can take him a while, so of course I'll park up the street, check my phone and stalk him.

I've lived in the same Kennewick digs for over 10 years and as long as I can remember he's been the mail guy. Sure there have been others, but this dude, he's been the one who lives the mission statement: "Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night nor the danger of light-speed skipping stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds."

I suppose he's seen me enough to notice my endless Star Wars attire that I'm constantly sporting. I wear to work on a regular, rotating basis, my Mandalorian shirt(s), a purple Boba Fett and my BB-8 droid design sketch T-shirt. Apparently that's enough to know I'd be interested in Star Wars stamps to be released in the Spring.

He would be correct.

USPS Star Wars Stamps Droids

The stamps will feature pictures of  IG-11, R2-D2, K-2SO, D-O, L3-37, BB-8, C-3PO, a GNK (or Gonk) power droid, 2-1B surgical droid and C1-10P, commonly known as "Chopper."

May the Force be with you.

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