USPS previews next year’s stamps

The Postal Service has announced some of its planned 2020 stamp releases. Here’s what’s coming: Year of the Rat, the first of 12 stamps in the Postal Service’s third Lunar New Year stamp series Made of Hearts, a continuation of the Postal Service’s tradition of stamps that celebrate love Gwen Ifill, the 43rd stamp in…

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USPS: 5 facts about Forever stamps

The Postal Service issued its first Forever stamp 10 years ago this month. To help mark the milestone, “The list” looks at a few Forever facts you might not have known. First Forever. The first Forever stamp, issued April 12, 2007, featured the Liberty Bell. Forever favored. Forever stamps were initially intended to ease the…

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The New Forever Stamp Series the USPS Hopes Will Get Hipsters Back to the Post Office

By Steven Heller – July 18, 2015 In 1967, the United States Postal Service issued a new five-cent postage stamp to celebrate Henry David Thoreau’s 150th birthday. The stamp proved exceedingly popular, but not for the reasons the USPS might have guessed: The scraggly-bearded portrait of Thoreau by Leonard Baskin became a generational emblem among…

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USPS: October is National Stamp Collecting Month: Holy Philately! It’s Batman!

National Stamp Collecting month began as a joint venture of the Council of Philatelic Organizations and the United States Postal Service® back in 1981. Then-Postmaster General William F. Bolger published a statement in the Postal Bulletin proclaiming stamp collecting as “the world’s most popular hobby,” and urged “employees and customers alike to discover the joy…

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