Friday, November 30, 2012

Lady Bird Johnson Stamp Sheet Dedicated Today

With this issuance, the U.S. Postal Service commemorates the centennial of the birth of Lady Bird Johnson (1912-2007) and celebrates her commitment to projects to preserve and enhance our country's natural heritage.

The souvenir sheet features six stamps, a quote from Mrs. Johnson reflecting her belief that . . .


USPS Accepting Pre-Orders for
Sealed with Love Postage Stamp

WASHINGTON — Emails may be a quick, efficient, form of communication, but nothing leaves a long-lasting impression than a handwritten love letter — a treasure that can be saved and passed along to future generations.

Come late January the Postal Service will make it easy to make your intentions known through the mail with the issuance of the Sealed with Love Forever stamps.

Depicting an envelope fastened with an elegant wax seal, the Sealed with Love Forever Stamp encourages Americans to scribe their own love letters — a romantic gesture that never goes out of style. You can pre-order the stamps now for . . .


Thursday, November 29, 2012

Santa and Sleigh U.S. Christmas Postage Stamps

First Day of Issue: October 13, 2012 New York, NY

These cheerful stamps portray Santa Claus flying through the air in his sleigh. With a cargo of toys and gifts produced in his workshop by elves, he lands on the rooftop of house after house and slides down the chimney to leave presents for girls and boys of all ages.

That’s our story, and we’re sticking to it. Santa’s annual journey is joyfully captured in this block of four holiday stamps, with two rows of two stamps . . .


Holy Family Religious U.S. Christmas Stamp

First Day of Issue: October 10, 2012 Washington, DC

The Holy Family stamp celebrates Christmas with a scene from the Nativity story that reminds us of the joys of the season: family, togetherness, and the birth of the baby Jesus.

It continues the U.S. Postal Service’s tradition of issuing beautiful and timeless Christmas stamps and will be a . . .


Emancipation Proclamation Postage Stamp
to be Issued in 2013

With this 2013 stamp, the U.S. Postal Service commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, which President Abraham Lincoln signed on January 1, 1863. 

Lincoln’s proclamation, issued nearly two years into the Civil War, declared that all slaves in the rebel states of the Confederacy “are, and henceforward shall be free.”
The stamp art uses . . .