The US Postal Service Honors Alex Trebek with Stamps

The TV game show Jeopardy! Is celebrating it's 60th anniversary, the the USPS is celebrating with a set of first-class stamps honoring the legacy of longtime host Alex Trebek, who died in 2020. The image on the stamp is the familiar blue tile that offers a clue from the game: "This Naturalized U.S. Citizen Is Now Honored With a Forever Stamp." The correct answer, of course, is Trebek. The categories listed above are Entertainment, Game Show Hosts, Famous Alexes, and Forever Stamps. A sheet of 20 stamps altogether looks a lot like the Jeopardy! video game board we follow on TV.  

The first date of issue ceremony will take place on July 22 at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver, City, California, where Jeopardy! is recorded. However, you can pre-order the stamps now through the USPS website. A sheet of twenty Forever Stamps will cost $14.60.

In case you weren't aware, first class postage is now 73 cents. The USPS introduced Forever Stamps in 2007 to allow people to use up the stamps they had already purchased when the price of postage goes up, which happened often. The genius behind the scheme was that people stopped paying attention to the price of postage.

-via Kottke


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I wondered, at first, why they used the same answer for each square. Then I realized that, no, I likely didn't want 20 answers to the question "Who was Alex Trebek?" - they decided wisely.
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