In the last quarter of 2019, the U.S. Postal Service unveiled several of the new Forever stamps to be issued this year.
The Postal Service stamp program dates back to 1847 and has celebrated the people, events and cultural milestones unique to the history of the United States.
The 2020 stamp subjects continue this rich tradition. The new designs being shown today are preliminary and subject to change.
Included in the 2020 stamp program are Lunar New Year: Year of the Rat, Made of Hearts, Gwen Ifill, Let’s Celebrate!, and Wild Orchids, among others.
“These miniature works of art offer something for everyone interested in American history and culture. From notable figures such as golf legend Arnold Palmer and esteemed journalist Gwen Ifill to the cultural phenomenon of hip hop to a celebration of the great outdoors, this program is wide-ranging and adds to the history of our great nation as recorded through the U.S. stamp program.” – William Gicker, Acting Executive Director, U.S. Postal Service Stamp Services
Before wrapping up a decade, the USPS revealed two additions to the 2020 stamp program: Presorted Star, a convenient stamp for large-volume mailers, and Chrysanthemum (Global), an international rate stamp.
In 2020, the Postal Service will offer the Presorted Star stamp, sold in self-adhesive coils of 3,000 and 10,000, intended for use by business mailers.
This new stamp celebrates the beloved American Stars and Stripes by focusing on its vital components.
The asymmetrical design includes one large white star, two white and three red stripes, and a brilliant blue background, as well as lettering and three small stars in gold.
Greg Breeding was the art director and Matthew Pamer was the designer for the stamp.
It will be issued Feb. 3. No dedication event is planned.
Chrysanthemum is a new Global Forever international rate stamp that can be used to mail a 1-ounce letter to any country where First-Class Mail International service is available.
The stamp is round and features a photograph of a pink chrysanthemum on a white background.
Taken from above, the photograph highlights the intricate beauty of the bloom. The art director was William J. Gicker.
Greg Breeding designed the stamp with an existing photograph by Hong Vo.
This stamp will be issued April 24 in Burlingame, CA. Details about the dedication event will be announced at a later date.
Customers may purchase stamps and other philatelic products through The Postal Store at usps.com/shop, by calling 800-STAMP24 (800-782-6724), by mail through USA Philatelic, or at Post Office locations nationwide.
Information on ordering first-day-of-issue postmarks and covers is at usps.com/shop.
The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.
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