Wednesday, July 6, 2011

USPS Stamp Releases for July and August 2011

For you stamp collectors out there, here is what The USPS is making available this month and next month.

Merchant Marine Series to pay tribute to the modern day fleet that has aided in the county's growth and security since it's founding. A four design issue, in panes of 20, featuring clipper ships, auxiliary steamships, Liberty ships, and container ships. These are Forever Stamps.
For release on July 27th, the Owney the Postal Dog issue will be available in panes of 20 and will be a Forever stamp. Owney was the mascot of the Railway Mail Service and considered a good luck charm to employees who encountered him riding in postal wagons and following mailbags being thrown on to trains.
The Edward Hopper American Treasures stamp released in August will feature The Long Leg oil painting by Hopper circa 1930. Forever stamp, available in panes of 20.
Flags of our Nation, to be released August 11th, will feature 10 different designs, including  Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the states of Ohio through Tennessee . Forever Stamp, available in PSA of 5 or coils of 50.
And last but not least!

The Send a Hello (Forever Stamp) issue will include 5 designs featuring Pixar Characters. Available on August 19th, these stamps will also be available in panes of 20.

You can learn more about these stamp issues, stamps that have been released already this year and those that are forthcoming by going to Stamp News Now.


  1. I just found your blog and it's great! I love getting letters and cards too! Definitely have to get some of the Owney the Postal Dog stamps. So cute!

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