Hillary Clinton to speak at de la Renta stamp ceremony

In a recent article on Hillary Clinton’s activities since the election, The New York Times mentions that she’ll speak at the Oscar de la Renta stamp ceremony next month:

And on Feb. 16, Mrs. Clinton will speak at a ceremony at Grand Central Terminal to mark the issuing of a stamp honoring the fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, a close family friend.

Source: Wait. Is That Hillary Clinton? Let’s Go Say Hi. – The New York Times

Canada Post welcomes Lunar New Year with stamp issue

OTTAWA – Canada Post will greet the Year of the Rooster with a two-stamp issue, the ninth in its most recent series honouring the Lunar New Year.

A Permanent™ domestic-rate stamp featuring a rooster image, with its chest proudly puffed out, is paired with an international-rate stamp offering a close-cropped profile view of the rooster’s stately face. Both images are created from lines of gold foil. Continue reading

JFK Forever stamp to be dedicated on Presidents Day

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service will commemorate the centennial of President John F. Kennedy’s birth by dedicating a Forever stamp in his honor at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston.

The 10 a.m. February 20 Presidents Day ceremony, free and open to the public, will kick off the 6th Annual Presidents Day Family Festival. There is a fee to enter the library and museum to attend the festival. Children 17 years old and under are free. Continue reading

Lunar New Year Stamp Rings in 2017

SEATTLE, Jan. 5, 2017 — The U.S. Postal Service today dedicated the Year of the Rooster Forever stamp, the 10th of 12 stamps in the Celebrating Lunar New Year series during a First-Day-of-Issue ceremony at the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience.

Considered the most important holiday of the year for many Asian communities around the world, the Lunar New Year is celebrated primarily by people of Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tibetan and Mongolian heritage. Continue reading

Additional 2017 stamps announced

WASHINGTON — The Postal Service today announced more stamps to be issued in 2017.

“The new year is shaping up to be exceptional as the Postal Service continues to produce stamps that celebrate the people, events and cultural milestones that are unique to the history of our great nation,” said Mary-Anne Penner, U.S. Postal Service Director, Stamp Services.

“We are very excited to showcase these miniature works of art to help continue telling America’s story as we add to the lineup of 2017 stamps announced earlier.” Continue reading

Carrie Fisher 1956-2016

We’re sad to hear of the death of Carrie Fisher, the daughter of Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, who died earlier today after reportedly suffering a massive heart attack on a flight from London to Los Angeles on Friday.

Fisher became an American cultural icon after her performance as Princess Leia in the Star Wars films. She appeared in many other films, and wrote several best selling memoirs, but for Americans of a certain age, she’ll always be Princess Leia. Continue reading

USPS issues stamps for your holiday needs

From the US Postal Service:

WASHINGTON — Whether you’re celebrating the holidays or another special occasion, the U.S. Postal  Service has new Forever stamps for you along with favorites from recent years.

“Since 1893, we have issued stamps celebrating the cultures of people who have come together from around the world,” said Postal Service Director of Stamp Services Mary-Anne Penner. “We hope America will take advantage of our diverse selection of stamps as they extend their best wishes to friends, family and loved ones.” Continue reading