USPS celebrates Latin American cuisine on forever stamps

ALBUQUERQUE, NM — The U.S. Postal Service today celebrates the influence of Central and South America, Mexican and Caribbean foods and flavors on American cuisine with the issuance of new Delicioso Forever stamps during a first-day-of-issue ceremony in conjunction with Salud y Sabor and the National Hispanic Cultural Center.

The Delicioso stamps feature bright and playful illustrations of tamales, flan, sancocho, empanadas, chile relleno, and ceviche. This booklet of 20 stamps includes four of the tamales and flan designs and three of each of the other designs. The names of the six dishes appear in a festive font above each mouthwatering image. Continue reading

Deaf Studies Pioneer Robert Panara Immortalized on a Stamp

ROCHESTER, NY — Robert Panara, an influential teacher, poet and pioneer in the field of deaf studies, was immortalized as the 16th inductee into the U.S. Postal Service’s Distinguished American stamp series on a Forever stamp today. The dedication ceremony took place at the theatre bearing his name at Rochester Institute of Technology’s (RIT) National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID). Continue reading

Nebraska Statehood Forever Stamp issued today

LINCOLN, NE — The U.S. Postal Service celebrated the 150th anniversary of Nebraska statehood today by issuing a Forever stamp depicting a photograph taken on the banks of the Platte River as sandhill cranes flew low overhead at sunset. Nicknamed the Cornhusker State, the 37th state admitted to the union also ranks 37th in population with almost 1.9 million residents.

Followers of the U.S. Postal Service’s Facebook page can view streaming video of the event at facebook.com/USPS. The public is asked to share the news on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtags #NebraskaStamps and #NebraskaStatehood. Continue reading

Stamp commemorating JFK’s birth centennial dedicated today

Stamp commemorating JFK’s birth centennial

BOSTON — Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan today dedicated a Forever stamp commemorating the centennial of the birth of our nation’s 35th President, John F. Kennedy. The Presidents Day first-day-of-issue dedication ceremony took place at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston to kick off the 6th Annual Presidents Day Family Festival. Kennedy was born May 29, 1917. Continue reading

Hillary Clinton defends immigration to standing ovation at de la Renta stamp ceremony

Hillary Clinton delivered a defense of immigration at a ceremony honoring the late Dominican-born designer Oscar de la Renta on Thursday, earning a standing ovation from fashion watchers.

The event unveiled 11 US Postal Service stamps to commemorate de la Renta, who died in October 2014, at the end of a New York fashion week striking for its virulent opposition to Donald Trump. Continue reading

Women’s and civil rights legend Dorothy Height honored with Forever stamp

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service today kicked off this year’s Black History Month observances by dedicating the Dorothy Height Forever stamp during a ceremony at Howard University.

The 40th stamp in the Black Heritage series honors Height, a tireless activist, who dedicated her life to fighting for racial and gender equality. She became one of the most influential civil and women’s rights leaders of the 20th century. Continue reading

Stamp collectors furious over pen strokes replacing date cancellations on Dutch stamps

Stamp collectors are furious at PostNL‘s decision to stop stamping the date on stamps and to strike them through with a pen instead.

‘It’s a disaster for stamp collectors,’ said Martijn Bulterman, chairman of the Dutch stamp traders association NVPH. By putting a pen stroke through the stamps they are ‘effectively being ruined’, Bulterman told the Telegraaf. Continue reading