I know you are always ready to help when it comes to stone/brick work!
There are going to be 5 posts (one every 13' for 52') and the brick portion will be about 36" high. It takes 8 bricks to go all the way around and 12 or 13 layers, so that works out to about 100 bricks per post. Instead of pouring the cap, I'm going to do a brick cap. I figure, I will use cinder blocks for the core and brick up to the height I want. I will have the anchors attached and then I will build the brick cap. The anchors will come up through the cap. Put the post on top and come the anchors will post trim (6" tall 1x boards that will go around the base of the post).
Does that make sense?
If I only end up using 550 bricks then, I will have more than a strap left over. I was just worried that I was going to need 601, and then have to make another hour drive to go pick up another strap of bricks. I figured if I have a bunch extra, I will do something cool with them later.