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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...

2011-07-26 16:14:00

2012 Santa and Sleigh Forever Stamps Seen on Social Media WASHINGTON, July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Postal Service is offering relief from the summer heat with a sneak peek at its cool 2012 Holiday Celebration Santa and Sleigh Forever stamps through social media. Using social media to reach broader, more diverse audiences is an initiative that began last week to engage more interest in stamp collecting. Select stamps from the 2012 commemorative program will be previewed...

2011-07-21 08:41:00

Trailblazing Publisher of Ebony, Jet, Immortalized on Forever Stamp WASHINGTON, July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Postal Service continues its sneak peek at some of its 2012 stamps, using social media outlets today to preview the 2012 Black Heritage Stamp honoring legendary publisher John H. Johnson. Using social media to reach broader, more diverse audiences is an initiative that began Monday. Select stamps from the 2012 commemorative program will continue to be previewed one...

2011-07-18 09:32:00

Social media sites to feature 2012 stamps WASHINGTON, July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a move to raise awareness of its stamp program and to reach diverse audiences and people of all ages, the Postal Service is offering a sneak peek at some of the stamps that will be issued in 2012, beginning today through social media sites. Customers may preview the stamps on Facebook at facebook.com/USPSStamps, through Twitter @USPSstamps or on the website Beyond the Perf at...

2011-06-29 13:54:00

U.S. Postal Service Honors 12 American Designers NEW YORK, June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Postal Service today dedicated a new sheet of stamps honoring 12 of the nation's most important and influential industrial designers. The Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum was the setting for the dedication. The 12 designers who are honored on individual stamps include Peter Muller-Munk, Frederick Hurten Rhead, Raymond Loewy, Donald Deskey, Walter Dorwin Teague,...

2011-06-23 16:07:00

27th Stamp in the Literary Arts Series Visit this link to view the stamp image: http://www.usps.com/communications/newsroom/2011/pr11_076.htm WASHINGTON, June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Acclaimed author and humorist Mark Twain is being honored by the U.S. Postal Service with the issuance of a commemorative Forever postage stamp in the city that served as the setting for two of his most famous works. A first-day-of-issue ceremony will be held June 25 at the Mark Twain Boyhood...

2011-05-20 11:07:00

Stamp Highlights First Indy 500 Winner INDIANAPOLIS, May 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ray Harroun, winner of the first Indianapolis 500, begins racing his Marmon "Wasp" through the nation's mail stream today in the form of 50 million First-Class Mail Forever stamps to celebrate 100 years of racing at the iconic brickyard. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110520/DC06175) The first-day-of-issue dedication ceremony took place at the Speedway as a prelude to Fast Friday,...

2011-05-04 12:58:00

Two Stamps Recognize 50th Anniversary of First Manned Spaceflight KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla., May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Postal Service dedicated two stamps today commemorating two historic events -- one that occurred a half century ago, and the second that's making history now. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110504/DC95506) The 50th anniversary of America's first manned spaceflight and an unmanned spacecraft currently charting planet Mercury were...

2011-04-28 14:57:00

Movie Icon is 17th Inductee into Legends of Hollywood Stamp Series BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Postal Service welcomed Gregory Peck to its celebrated Legends of Hollywood stamp series today with the issuance of a new Forever stamp honoring the Academy Award-winning actor. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91973) Elected the greatest screen hero of all time by the American Film Institute (AFI), Peck joins Marilyn Monroe,...

2011-04-15 09:00:00

OTTAWA, April 15 /PRNewswire/ - To view this Social Media Release, please enter the following address in your web browser. http://smr.newswire.ca/en/canada-post/canada-post-unveils-two-royal-wedding-stamps /NOTE TO PHOTO EDITORS: The photo accompanying this social media release is also available at http://photos.newswire.ca. Images are free to accredited members of the media/ SOURCE Canada Post


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'