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Uhura and Sulu Missing (For Now) From Canada Post Collectible Star Trek Stamps

They're announcing more in May, so here's hoping.

Today at Calgary Expo, the Canada Post unveiled some brand new collectible stamps featuring some classic Star Trek characters. Unfortunately, they seem to have missed a few key members of the crew, namely Uhura and Sulu. Present are Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Scotty, Klingon Commander Kor, and a few images of starships (the Enterprise, etc.). The stamps were unveiled over a couple of weeks over on Canada Post’s Star Trek blog created for this release. The latest one, Kor, was revealed at Calgary Expo, and seems to be the latest stamp in the series. Noticeably absent from the lineup presented on the mail truck on display at Calgary Expo are Uhura and Sulu.

We reached out to the Canada Post through their philatelic inquiry support line, where a representative informed us that there are more stamps to be revealed in mid-June. While we weren’t able to confirm who would be on those stamps—as they’re understandably keeping it a big secret—it’s not too much of a stretch to think that the Uhura and Sulu stamps may just be waiting in the wings for their reveal. Their reply on Twitter contrasts with that a bit, where they’ve said the full release of the stamps will be announced on May 5th.

Two possible announcements? Only time will tell. While it would have been nice to see them presented at Calgary Expo, and it was a bit distressing at first to think that this may have been a heck of an oversight, I remain hopeful that they are indeed just waiting around the corner for us. My little stamp collecting heart wouldn’t be able to bear the sadness of not being able to acquire a set of each of them for myself. I may just have to go elsewhere to get my philatelic fix.

Who are you hoping will be on the upcoming designs?

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