Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Florida's Sunshine Skyway Bridges Graces U.S. Postage Stamp

First Day of Issue: Feb. 28, 2012 St. Petersburg, FL 33730


ST. PETERSBURG, FL — The U.S. Postal Service recognized the 25th anniversary of Florida’s Sunshine Skyway Bridge by issuing the $5.15 Sunshine Skyway Bridge Priority Mail stamp.

In the stamp artwork, the bridge rises from Tampa Bay’s vivid blue water and is silhouetted against an orange sky. Tiny vehicles on the roadbed reveal the massive scale of this engineering marvel.

“The Sunshine Skyway Bridge links the Gulf Coast communities surrounding St. Petersburg and Bradenton,” said U.S. Postal Service Suncoast district acting manager Nancy Rittenhouse. “And, now the bridge will . . .

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Postage Stamp Honors Carmel Mission

First Day of Issue: February 28, 2012 Carmel, CA 93923

CARMEL, CA — The U.S. Postal Service honors nearly 250 years of California history with the issuance of the $18.95 Carmel Mission Express Mail stamp.

Often described as one of the most beautiful mission churches in the state, Carmel Mission is known for its dome-shaped bell tower and elaborate star-shaped window.

“Today we pay tribute to nearly 250 years of California history with the issuance of this stamp as we postmark another chapter in a . . .

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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Titanic Shipwreck Featured on Postage Stamps

Guernsey Post has issued a set of 6 commemorative Alderney postage stamps honoring the 100th Anniversary of the sinking of the R.M.S. Titanic in 1912. Designed by Nick Watton the stamps were issued in the following denominations: 36p, 47p, 48p, 52p, 61p, 65p.

No other ship has cast a bigger shadow than the Titanic, which remains the most iconic vessel of our time.

On her tragic maiden voyage, more than 1,500 people died when the "practically unsinkable" ship hit an iceberg and sank on 15 April 1912.

Much has been written about the ship, its passengers and those who survived the . . .

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Postage Stamps Honor Titanic Shipwreck

Gibraltar Post has issued 5 commemorative postage stamps honoring the 100th Anniversary of the sinking of the R.M.S. Titanic in 1912. Designed by Stephen Perera the stamps were issued in the following denominations: 10p, 42p, 44p, 54p, 66p.

The RMS Titanic was a passenger liner that struck an iceberg on her maiden voyage from Southampton, England, to New York City, and sank on 15 April 1912, resulting in the deaths of 1,517 people in one of the deadliest peacetime maritime disasters in . . .

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Postage Stamps Honor Stars and Stripes

First Day of Issue: February 22, 2012 | Washington, DC 20066

The U.S. Postal Service continues its tradition of honoring the Stars and Stripes with the issuance of Four Flags. This quartet of stamps features a bright U.S. flag against a white background.

A single word appears on each of the four stamps in large letters: Freedom, Liberty, Equality, and Justice. The black typeface recalls the look of Colonial-era printing.

The current U.S. flag consists of . . .

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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Actor Danny Thomas Honored on Postage Stamp

First Day of Issue: February 16, 2012 Memphis, TN 38101

The Danny Thomas stamp features an oil-on-panel painting showing a smiling, tuxedo-clad Thomas in the foreground and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in the background.

Make Room for Daddy, which aired from 1953 through 1964, earned Thomas an Emmy for . . .

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Arizona Statehood Postage Stamp Issued

First Day of Issue: February 14, 2012 Phoenix, AZ 85026

With the issuance of this stamp, the U.S. Postal Service commemorates the 100th anniversary of Arizona’s statehood. One of America’s last frontiers, Arizona became the 48th state in the Union on February 14, 1912.

The “Grand Canyon State,” home to 21 Native American tribes with ancient connections to the land, is known for its stunning beauty and abundant natural resources.

The stamp art celebrates this beauty with an original . . .

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Super Bowl XLVI Giants vs. Patriots Stamped Envelopes Still Available from USPS

INDIANAPOLIS, IN —This year's edition of football's biggest game is already being labeled a classic, and fans can still grab a piece of history by ordering collectible stamped envelopes celebrating Sunday's Super Bowl via mail.

While the “Championship Station” in the Super Bowl Village's "Huddle" area in downtown Indianapolis has closed, football fans still have the chance to order the official collectible envelopes, one of which depicts Lucas Oil Stadium along with the official Super Bowl XLVI logo. The other envelope features the . . .

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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Postage Stamp Focuses Awareness on Heart Health

First Day of Issue: February 9, 2012 Washington, DC 20066
With the Heart Health stamp, the U.S. Postal Service hopes to raise public awareness about the importance of maintaining a healthy heart.

The stamp art focuses on the feelings of wellness and vitality that come from physical exercise, a key element in controlling and preventing coronary heart disease, or CHD.

The design shows a . . .

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Saturday, February 4, 2012

Love Postage Stamp Issued

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service announced the new Love Ribbons Forever Stamp is on sale at usps.com and by phone at 800-782-6724. Stamps are arriving in Post Offices over the next few days and will be sold as soon as they are available.

“We are excited to bring this colorful new stamp to our customers in time for them to mail their Valentine’s Day greeting cards and letters,” said Stamp Services Manager, Stephen Kearney. “We will continue selling the Garden of Love stamps too.” The official dedication ceremony for . . .

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