WASHINGTON, DC — The Postal Service today announced release dates and locations for several 2023 stamps, through August: Continue reading
USPS Celebrates the Symmetrical Beauty of Flowers on new $10 stamp
SAN DIEGO, Feb. 24, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — The U.S. Postal Service has issued a high-denomination stamp celebrating the mathematical symmetry of flowers. A dedication for the stamp was held today at the San Diego Stamp Show. Continue reading
USPS will treat mail pieces with counterfeit postage as abandoned- and may open and dispose of them
WASHINGTON — In recent years, a surge in the use of counterfeit postage has been found in the mail stream. The intentional use, or sale, of counterfeit postage is a crime because it seeks to obtain services without payment. This activity reflects an intentional effort to defraud the Postal Service of the funds it needs to provide services to the public. Continue reading
USPS Skateboard Stamps To Debut at PHXAM 2023
The U.S. Postal Service will hold a dedication ceremony for four new stamps celebrating the Art of the Skateboard at Cowtown’s 21st annual Phoenix Am contest.
The first-day-of-issue event is free and open to the public. News of the stamp is being shared with the hashtag #ArtoftheSkateboardStamps. Continue reading
Postal Service Salutes Author Ernest J. Gaines
LAFAYETTE, La., Jan. 23, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — The U.S. Postal Service today celebrated the life of author Ernest J. Gaines, best known for the novels “The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman” and “A Lesson Before Dying,” as the 46th honoree in the Black Heritage Stamp series in a first-day-of-issue ceremony at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
“Dr. Gaines brought worldwide attention to generations of men and women who asserted their human dignity in the face of racial oppression and violence,” said Donald Lee Moak, a member of the USPS Board of Governors, who served as the dedicating official. “His novels would shine a light on individuals who were too often overlooked and remind us of the dignity present in every human being, especially those being oppressed. That is just one reason the United States Postal Service is privileged to honor him with this new stamp.”
Postal Service’s new postcard stamps celebrate sailing
LAHAINA, HI — The U.S. Postal Service celebrates a favorite outdoor activity with Sailboats, two colorful postcard stamps. The stamps, which will be issued Sunday, Jan. 22, are whimsical, colorful, bold and modern —featuring illustrations that capture the joyful sensation of being on the water on a beautiful day. Continue reading
Postal Service Issues New Stamps for Priority Mail
HOMESTEAD, FL and GATLINBURG, TN — On Sunday, the Postal Service will issue two new stamps designed to be used as postage for Priority Mail and Priority Mail Express flat-rate envelopes: A Florida Everglades stamp denominated at $9.65 and a Great Smoky Mountains stamp denominated at $28.75. The stamps will be issued in Homestead, FL, and Gatlinburg, TN, respectively. Continue reading
U.S. Postal Service Shares Love of Pets
AUSTIN, TX — With a nod to America’s great affection for furry friends, the Postal Service unleashes the latest in its popular Love series stamps, featuring imaginative illustrations of two of America’s most beloved pets: kittens and puppies. Continue reading
Women’s Soccer Stamp To Kick Off at the SheBelieves Cup
- The U.S. Postal Service will dedicate the Women’s Soccer commemorative Forever stamp at the SheBelieves Cup in Orlando, FL.
- This new Forever stamp celebrates women’s soccer in the United States. From youth leagues to the elite world champion U.S. National Team, millions of girls and women throughout the country participate in the fast-paced, competitive sport.
Soccer, also known as football internationally, is the most popular sport in the world, played by hundreds of millions of players in almost every country. In the United States, women’s soccer has gained a firm foothold in sports and popular culture. From youth leagues to the elite world champion U.S. National Team, millions of girls and women across the country participate in the fast-paced, competitive sport.
The stamp artwork depicts a female soccer player in action, striking a ball with a side volley. Conjuring the aesthetic of mid-century print design, illustrator Noah MacMillan (1988-2022) used simplified shapes and bold colors to convey the high energy and fast motion of the sport. The somewhat grainy rendering lends a timeless quality to the design, evoking not just a single all-star athlete or era, but the entire legacy of women’s soccer.
Art director Antonio Alcalá designed the stamp.
The U.S. Postal Service will dedicate the Women’s Soccer commemorative Forever stamp at the SheBelieves Cup in Orlando, FL.
The stamp ceremony is free and open to the public. News of the stamp is being shared with the hashtag #WomensSoccerStamp.
The Honorable Amber McReynolds, member, U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors
Thursday, Feb. 16, 2023, at 11 a.m. EST
618 W. Pine Street
Orlando, FL 32805
Dedication ceremony attendees are encouraged to RSVP at: usps.com/womenssoccer.
Lunar New Year Forever Stamp Highlights Year of the Rabbit
SAN FRANCISCO — Today, the U.S. Postal Service dedicated its Lunar New Year: Year of the Rabbit Forever stamp at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco.
The public is asked to share the news on social media using the hashtags #LunarNewYear and #LunarNewYearRabbit. Continue reading