Friday, January 18th, 2013...7:03 pm

U.S. Postal Service Issues "Something Old" Wedding Stamp IN THE NEWS

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The Postal Service reissued the Wedding Cake stamp in a 66-cent version to accommodate the 1-cent price change that goes into effect Jan. 27.   Available in panes of 20, customers may purchase the stamps at, by phone at 800-STAMP24 (800-782-6724) and at post offices nationwide. 

The Wedding Cake stamp, introduced in 2009 and sold at the two-ounce price, accommodates the heavier weight of an invitation, as well as other mailings such as oversize cards or small gifts that require extra postage. The stamp art features a photograph taken by Renée Comet of Washington, DC, of a three-tier wedding cake topped with white flowers. The cake was created and designed by pastry chef Peter Brett of Washington, DC. Art director Ethel Kessler of Bethesda, MD, designed the stamp.

With all due respect to the U.S. Postal Service and those involved with the stamp, we think four years with the same exact design is about three and a half years too long.   This cake is fine, but come on — how about something a little more modern for today’s discriminating bride-to-be?  Or are we just being too snarky?