Postal Service celebrates the 200th anniversary of the birth of “the Father of American poetry,” Walt Whitman, by honoring the poet with a new stamp in its Literary Arts series. News about the stamp is being shared with the hashtag #WaltWhitmanStamps. Postal Service General Counsel and Executive Vice President, and the stamp ceremony’s dedicating official; Cynthia Shor, Walt Whitman Birthplace Association Executive Director; and others. When:Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019 at 11 a.m. EDTWhere:Walt Whit
Temporary Emergency Committee of the Postal Service Board of Governors to Meet August 9 Financial Briefing to Follow Open Session MeetingWASHINGTON — The Temporary Emergency Committee (TEC) of the Board of Governors of the U.S. Postal Service will meet Aug. 9, 2019, in open session at Postal Service headquarters, 475 L’Enfant Plaza, SW, Washington, DC. Participation in the public comment period is governed by 39 C.F.R. Open session meetings of the TEC of the Board of Governors are available on l
Upcoming 2019 Stamp Dedications New Stamp RevealedName of Stamp Issuance FDOI Date City ST Walt Whitman (3oz) Sept. 12, 2019 Huntington Station NY Winter Berries Sept. 17, 2019 Tulsa OKAdditional information about the availability of these stamps and first day of issue events will be provided at a later date. Also, the Postal Service is revealing the Purple Heart Medal Forever definitive stamp. This stamp is a redesign of the 2012 Purple Heart Medal stamp and features a purple border matching th
Postal Service celebrates the fun of America’s state and county fairs with four new Forever stamps. The whimsical artwork of the stamps is meant to evoke a nostalgic feeling for America’s fairs past and present. The State and County Fairs Forever stamps were dedicated at the North Dakota State Fair in Minot, ND. Long before there were extension services or schools of agriculture, America’s fairs were organized to educate farm families in the agricultural, mechanical and domestic arts. The colorf
News of the stamp is being shared on social media using the hashtags #WoodstockStamps and #PeaceForeverStamps. Postal Service is issuing Woodstock Forever stamps in observance of the 50th anniversary of the most famous rock festival in history. The Woodstock Music and Art Fair was held in the small farming community of Bethel, NY, in August 1969. Approximately 500,000 members of the “Woodstock Generation,” a term later used in reference to young people of the time, convened to promote peace and
Postal Service honors the nation’s brave and loyal canines with the Military Working Dogs Forever stamps. Background: Brave and loyal military working dogs are essential members of America’s armed forces. Today, the 341st Training Squadron at Lackland Air Force Base just outside of San Antonio, TX, trains American military working dogs and their handlers. Modern military working dogs are predominantly Belgian Malinois, German Shepherds and Dutch Shepherds. The Military Working Dogs stamps are be
With this pane of 16 stamps, the Postal Service brings Tyrannosaurus rex to life — some 66 million years after its demise. Postal Service and dedicating officialTyrannosaurus rex dominated the tail end of the dinosaur age. Four dynamic designs on a pane of 16 stamps depict the awe-inspiring dinosaur in growth stages from infancy to adulthood. The third and fourth stamps depict a newly hatched T. rex covered with downy feathers and a bare-skinned juvenile T. rex chasing a primitive mammal. The Ty
Sesame Street Forever Stamps Brought to You by the Letters U - S - P - SDETROIT — The U.S. Postal Service honors Sesame Street with a pane of 16 Forever stamps. Sesame Street Forever StampsArt director Derry Noyes designed the stamps. Ernie, appearing with Rubber Duckie, lives in the basement of 123 Sesame Street with his best friend Bert. The Sesame Street stamps are being issued as Forever stamps.
Postal Service Honors Former President George H.W. Postal Service today issued a new commemorative Forever stamp saluting former President George H.W. “George H.W. News of the George H. W. Bush Forever stamp is being shared on social media using the hashtags #GHWBushStamp and #USPresidentsStamps. The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.
Postal Service Honors Artist Ellsworth Kelly with Stamps Stamps Highlight his Abstract ArtSPENCERTOWN, NY — Ellsworth Kelly forged a distinctive style of abstraction over his seven decades as an artist and today he was commemorated with 10 U.S. The Ellsworth Kelly Forever stamps were dedicated at the Ellsworth Kelly Studio in Spencertown, NY. Ellsworth Kelly’s name appears at the bottom center of each stamp in bold black type. The Ellsworth Kelly stamps are being issued as Forever stamps, and wi