Fountain Pen Postage Stamp

September 12, 2007

This morning, I received an eNewsletter from Norman Haase:

“Rob Astyk of the terrific website The Lion & Pen has created an online petition to the U. S. Postal Service, suggesting that a series of stamps be created to commemorate the fountain pen. Considering that hundreds of millions or billions of pieces of mail where addressed with our favorite writing instrument over the past century, it seems like a natural. Please add your name to the petition, Here or on the homepage of His Nibs. Don’t be bashful about sharing it with family and friends. The initial goal is 1000 petitioners, but I think we can do better than that with a concerted effort!”

This seems like such a good idea. I’m intrigue as to the design of the stamp. I wonder if it will have a close up rendering of the nib or what brand of fountain pen they would use. I think it should just be a symbolic graphic representation of the nib.

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