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2012-02-02 13:27:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Postal Service today announced the new Love Ribbons Forever Stamp is on sale today at usps.com and by phone at 800-782-6724. Stamps are arriving in Post Offices over the next few days and will be sold as soon as they are available. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120202/DC46877) "We are excited to bring this colorful new stamp to our customers in time for them to mail their Valentine's Day greeting cards and letters,"...

2012-01-26 13:30:00

U.S. Postal Service and France's La Poste to Honor Renowned Musicians on Forever Stamps in June WASHINGTON, Jan. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Postal Service today announced the joint issuance of new Forever stamps honoring two of the world's greatest musicians, Edith Piaf and Miles Davis. The stamps will be issued with the French postal service, La Poste in June. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120126/DC42716) "We look forward to issuing...

2012-01-23 13:42:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Commemorating the Lunar New Year, the United States Postal Service today issued a new Forever Stamp featuring a dragon, the fifth of 12 animals associated with the Chinese lunar calendar. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120123/DC40160) This colorful stamp is the latest collectible in the Postal Service's Celebrating Lunar New Year series, which began in 2008 with the Year of the Rat. The Year of the Dragon begins...

2012-01-06 12:00:00

SANTA FE, N.M., Jan. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Postal Service today delivered one of the nation's highest honors to New Mexico with the issuance of a commemorative Forever Stamp recognizing the state's 100th anniversary. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120106/DC31353 ) "Known for its rich history, vibrant cultures and stunning geographic diversity, New Mexico is the 'Land of Enchantment,'" said Mickey Barnett, vice chairman, Board of Governors. "Today,...

2011-09-28 10:30:00

Renaissance Man Transcended Beyond "The Block" HARLEM, N.Y., Sept. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The artwork of Romare Bearden, one of America's most prolific artists, is featured on a set of four Forever stamps dedicated today by the U.S. Postal Service during a first-day-of-issuance ceremony at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. "Today, we are proud to dedicate a sheet of stamps that honor a man who became one of the 20th Century's most distinguished, important...

2011-09-20 09:30:00

Postal Service Issues Fourth Semipostal Stamp WASHINGTON, Sept. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the dedication of its fourth semipostal stamp today, the U.S. Postal Service is helping to save vanishing species 11-cents at a time -- specifically tigers, African and Asian elephants, rhinos, great apes and marine turtles. The net proceeds from the sales of the new Save Vanishing Species semipostal stamp will be transferred to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to support the...

2011-09-16 11:00:00

HOUSTON, Sept. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Barbara Jordan, one of America's most respected and influential politicians, was recognized today by the U.S. Postal Service as the 34th honoree in the popular Black Heritage stamp series. The Barbara Jordan Forever Stamp goes on sale today at Post Offices nationwide, online at usps.com and by phone at 800-782-6724. "Throughout her lifetime, Barbara Jordan received many prestigious honors and awards, including the Presidential Medal of...

2011-08-24 09:59:00

'The Long Leg' Painting Stamp Is 10th in American Treasures Series PROVINCETOWN, Mass., Aug. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the U.S. Postal Service forged ahead with its American Treasures series by issuing the 10th entry, a Forever Stamp featuring Edward Hopper's sailboat painting, "The Long Leg." Hopper's 1935 sunlit painting depicts a boat sailing against the wind near Provincetown, MA. The new Forever Stamp is on sale now in Post Offices nationwide, online at usps.com and...

2011-07-29 11:50:00

Celebrate Scouting Forever Stamp Previewed on Social Media WASHINGTON, July 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Postal Service will salute the Girl Scouts in 2012 by commemorating the 100th anniversary of an organization credited with helping girls build character and leadership skills. The Celebrate Scouting Forever Stamp can be seen on social media and will be issued next year as part of the centennial celebration. Using social media to reach broader, more diverse audiences is an...

2011-07-28 10:00:00

Stamps Depict Four Iconic Vessels KINGS POINT, N.Y., July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Postal Service today salutes the U.S. Merchant Marine by issuing 60 million Forever stamps to set sail through the nation's mail stream starting today. Related events will take place on the S.S. Lane Victory Liberty ship in San Pedro, CA, today and tomorrow in Baltimore, MD, on the S.S. John W. Brown Liberty ship. "The new four-stamp pane that we are issuing today features vessels that...