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USPS salutes first responders

Emergencies of various types occur in our communities every day, from crimes and medical incidents to accidents and fires. These critical situations require men and women who possess the training and knowledge to rescue the endangered, treat the injured, and restore safety and order. With this stamp, the Postal Service recognizes all first responders for their skill, dedication and uncommon bravery. Note: The dedicating official will be Guy Cottrell, Chief Postal Inspector, U.S. Artist Brian Sta

By | 2018-07-16T17:00:00+00:00 July 16th, 2018|companies, News|0 Comments

SCOOBY-DOO!

The newest addition to the 2018 Forever Stamp program celebrates the beloved animated Great Dane Scooby-Doo, brought to you by the U.S. The lovable, iconic Great Dane Scooby-Doo has solved mystery after spooky mystery since his 1969 debut. Three generations of fans have now embraced Scooby-Doo and the “meddling kids,” as they are often called by the villains unmasked at the conclusion of each Scooby-Doo mystery. On each stamp, classic “Scooby-Doo!” lettering appears above him, to the right, in a

By | 2018-07-13T17:00:00+00:00 July 13th, 2018|companies, News|0 Comments

USPS honors John Lennon with new stamp

What: John Lennon Forever stamp dedication ceremony, officiated by Postmaster General and CEO Megan J. Brennan When: Friday, Sept. 7, 11 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time Where: Namburg BandshellCentral Park, near East 72nd Street and Fifth AvenueNew York, NY 10065 Background: This stamp, honoring legendary singer and songwriter John Lennon, is the latest in a series of Music Icons stamps. The stamp artwork features a 1974 photo of John Lennon taken by noted rock music photographer Bob Gruen for Lennon

By | 2018-07-10T17:00:00+00:00 July 10th, 2018|companies, News|0 Comments

O Beautiful stamps show America’s majesty

WASHINGTON — With the release of the O Beautiful Forever stamps on July 4, the U.S. The O Beautiful stamps are being issued as Forever stamps, which will always be equal in value to the current First-Class Mail one-ounce price. Ordering First-Day CoversThe Postal Service also offers first-day covers for new stamps and stationery items postmarked with the official first-day-of-issue cancellation. For reporters interested in speaking with a regional Postal Service public relations professional, pl

By | 2018-07-02T17:00:00+00:00 July 2nd, 2018|companies, News|0 Comments

USPS issues Statue of Freedom stamps

Postal Service has issued a set of three high-denomination stamps featuring an illustration of the statue that tops the U.S. Capitol dome. The artwork is based on an engraved vignette originally created for a 1923 stamp, the $5 Head of Freedom Statue, by John Eissler (1873-1962). Customers may purchase the Statue of Freedom stamps at The Postal Store at usps.com/shop, by calling 800-STAMP24 (800-782-6724) or at Post Office facilities nationwide. Ordering First-Day CoversThe Postal Service also o

By | 2018-06-26T17:00:00+00:00 June 26th, 2018|companies, News|0 Comments

USPS issuing classic Santa Forever stamps

This October, the Postal Service will ring in the 2018 holiday season with four Sparkling Holidays stamps featuring character-rich close-ups of Santa Claus. Sundblom, a famed commercial artist, depicted a rosy-cheeked, smiling, grandfatherly man in a red suit that came to embody the very essence of “Santa.”The Sparkling Holidays stamps will be issued as Forever stamps. Forever stamps are always equal in value to the current First-Class Mail 1-ounce price. For reporters interested in speaking wit

By | 2018-06-25T17:00:00+00:00 June 25th, 2018|companies, News|0 Comments

First Scratch-and-Sniff Stamps Debut June 20

Postal Service is providing customers of all ages with a treat for their senses with the release of its first scratch-and-sniff stamps on Wednesday, June 20. The aroma of the Frozen Treats Forever stamps will remind customers of the sweet scent of summer when mailing and receiving letters of love, friendship, party invitations and other correspondence. In recent years, frozen treats containing fresh fruit such as kiwi, watermelon, blueberries, oranges and strawberries have become more common. Th

By | 2018-06-18T17:00:00+00:00 June 18th, 2018|companies, News|0 Comments

Zoinks! Everyone’s Favorite Great Dane, SCOOBY-DOO,is New Addition to the 2018 Forever Stamp Program

Art director Greg Breeding of Charlottesville, VA, worked closely with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, to design this stamp. For reporters interested in speaking with a regional Postal Service public relations professional, please go to about.usps.com/news/media-contacts/usps-local-media-contacts.pdf. For more information about the Postal Service, visit usps.com and usps.com/postalfacts. About Warner Bros. Consumer ProductsWarner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP), a Warner Bros. Entertainment Compa

By | 2018-06-10T17:00:00+00:00 June 10th, 2018|companies, News|0 Comments

USPS honors the Flag Act of 1818

Postal Service today marks a historic milestone with the issuance of a new Forever stamp celebrating the bicentennial anniversary of the Flag Act of 1818. Today’s issuance coincides with the 68th annual Appleton Flag Day Parade, recognized as the nation’s oldest Flag Day parade. Two hundred years ago, the Flag Act of 1818 established the basic design of the current American flag: 13 stripes and one star for each state in the Union. Prior to the Flag Act of 1818, the nation’s official flag showed

By | 2018-06-10T17:00:00+00:00 June 10th, 2018|companies, News|0 Comments

USPS issues second tribute to air mail

In May, the Postal Service issued a United States Air Mail Blue Forever stamp to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the beginning of airmail service. Now, a United States Air Mail Red Forever stamp is being issued to mark the 100th anniversary of the Post Office Department’s taking charge of the nation’s airmail service and making it part of the fabric of the American economy. The Post Office Department initiated regular U.S. Air Mail Service from College Park Airfield in Maryland to New York

By | 2018-06-10T17:00:00+00:00 June 10th, 2018|companies, News|0 Comments