Wednesday, December 21, 2005

New USPS definitives and postal stationary

The U.S. Postal Service has unveiled its definitive stamps, postal cards and other stamp products to be issued in 2006.

There will be two new stamps in the Scenic American Landscapes series picturing Yosemite National Park, California (84-cent international letter rate) and Bryce Canyon, Utah (63-cent letter rate for Mexico and Canada).

Pikes Peak will be featured on a 24-cent stamped postal card. The Common Buckeye butterfly will land on a 24-cent stamp for use on postcards and the second-ounce on First-Class mail.

Celebrating the 300th anniversary of his birth Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) will appear on a 39-cent stamped envelope.

Two new additions to the Distinguished Americans definitive series. Virologist Albert Sabin (1906-1993) will be featured on a 87-cents stamp. Dr. Jonas Salk (1914-1995) will on a new 63-cents stamp.

The new $4.05 Priority Mail and $14.40 Express Mail (shown above) stamps commemorate X-Planes.

A new 39-cent booklet will have corn, chili peppers, beans, squashes and sunflowers.

The popular Lunar New Year stamp images issued in 2005, will be reprinted as 39-centers.

Release dates are very tentative at this point. To see photos and to learn more about the stamps and designers, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM