USPS to issue Star Trek stamps Friday in NYC

On September 2, 2016, in New York, NY, the U.S. Postal Service will issue the Star Trek stamps (Forever priced at 47 cents) in four designs, in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) pane of 20 stamps (Item 474000). The Star Trek pane of 20 stamps ($9.40) may not be split and the stamps may not be sold individually. The stamps will go on sale nationwide September 2, 2016.

In 2016, the Postal Service celebrates the television show Star Trek on the 50th anniversary of its premiere. Four new stamps showcase four digital illustrations inspired by elements of the classic program: the Starship Enterprise inside the outline of a Starfleet insignia against a gold background, the silhouette of a crewman in a transporter against a red background, the silhouette of the Enterprise from above against a green background, and the Enterprise inside the outline of the Vulcan salute (Spock’s iconic hand gesture) against a blue background.

startrekThe words “SPACE…THE FINAL FRONTIER,” from Captain Kirk’s famous voice-over, appear beneath the stamps against a background of stars. The Heads of State designed the stamps and created the artwork. Antonio Alcalá was the project’s art director.Pictorial Postmark Art