Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Stamps Cancelled

Jay Bigalke of Linn's Stamp News reports in the March 23rd editon that three United States stamp issues, originally planned for release in 2009, have been pulled from the current year's stamp program because of the economic downturn.

According to Jay, USPS spokesperson Roy Betts told Linn's that the 44c Edward Hopper and the holiday 44c Angel with Lute stamps have been shelved along with the fourth set of 10 stamps in the Flags of Our Nation commemorative coil series.

The Edward Hopper stamp, shown above, part of the American Treasures series, was orignally scheduled to be issued Aug. 6 at the American Philatelic Society Stampshow in Pittsburgh, PA.

Now the third set of the Flags of Our Nation coils will take its place having been moved back from a June release date.

The Associated Press is also reporting this story. Click here to read.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM