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Buy Christmas Stamps 2017

Christmas Carols Booklet The 2017 Christmas season will be celebrated with four new Forever stamps featuring images that illustrate four beloved Christmas carols: "Jingle Bells," "Deck the Halls," "Silent Night," and "Jolly Old Saint Nicholas." Familiar lines from each song highlight the individual stamps. Shades of blue in the stamp backgrounds evoke the evening scenes from the four carols. This booklet of 20 stamps includes five of each design. The late Howard E. Paine was art director; artist Steve McCracken created the original art.

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Customers may purchase 2016 Forever stamps at, at the Postal Store, by calling 800-STAMP24 (800-782-6724) and at Post Office locations nationwide. A variety of stamps and collectibles also is available at

Familiar lines from each song highlight the individual stamps. The shades of blue in the backgrounds of the stamps evoke the evening scenes from the four carols. This booklet of 20 stamps includes five of each design. The late Howard E. Paine was the art director. Artist Steve McCracken of Winchester, VA, created original art for the project. Customers may pre-order the stamps at this link for delivery shortly after the Oct. 5 issuance.

Ordering First-Day-of-Issue Postmarks Customers have 60 days to obtain first-day-of-issue postmarks by mail. They may purchase new stamps at United States Post Office locations, at the Postal Store by calling 800-782-6724. They must affix the stamps to envelopes of their choice, address the envelopes to themselves or others and place them in larger envelopes addressed to:

A few weeks ago, I received a big box of stamps from Art Impressions. Thanks, AI! I broke open the box and wanted to take you all along with me as I take a first look at their latest release. I hope you enjoy the video! All of the stamps that are available now are linked below the video. Most are available at Simon Says Stamp.

Christmas is, of course, one of the happiest childhood memories for many of us and so it seems fitting that the artwork of primary school age pupils features on two of the stamps in this issue. Each features a starry night sky and strong use of primary colours with simple and eye-catching designs showing the perennially popular and instantly recognizable subjects of Santa Claus and snowmen.

The eight Madonna & Child stamps feature six historic paintings of Mary and Jesus which show the pair in a variety of poses, with the mother of Jesus wearing her familiar headdress in all but one of the works of art.

Each year the United States Postal Service (USPS) releases new holiday-themed postage stamps for the billions of Christmas cards, letters, and postcards sent by Americans each holiday season. In addition to the new stamps they also continue to offer a handful of well-loved postage designs from previous years.

All of this year's designs are available for purchase online using the links below or at your local post office. According to the USPS these are the currently available Christmas postage stamps in 2023:

The following stamp designs are no longer sold at local post offices or on the USPS website. Since they are forever stamps they are still valid postage even though postage rates have risen since their initial printing. They are available exclusively online from retail websites such as Amazon and Ebay:

Custom postage was a great way to personalize the outside of your holiday cards and Minted offered over 3,000 Christmas-themed postage stamps in contrast to the USPS handful of designs. Sadly, Minted is no longer selling postage after the USPS ended its custom postage program in the summer of 2020.

Designed by artist Catherine Rowe, The Twelve Days of Christmas issue consists of 12 delightfully illustrated 1st Class stamps, perfect for all your Christmas cards this year. Each stamp in the collection represents one of the verses in the song, from Twelve Drummers Drumming to the Partridge in a Pear Tree.

The stamps will be issued on 19th October and the collection includes collectable stamp sheets, with gummed and self-adhesive options, a four-page presentation pack folder holding a mint set of the stamps and a First Day Cover, with a full set of the stamps cancelled with the first day of issue using a unique postmark.

Maxine Cannon, General Manager, Isle of Man Stamps & Coins, added: 'Catherine has created a vibrant visual interpretation of the well-known Christmas song, combining a modern illustrative style with traditional feel and colours. The way she has weaved Manx elements into the stamps makes them unique and distinctive, and they will brighten up the envelope of every Christmas card you send this year.

'In addition to the stamps being available for postal use, with both gummed and self-adhesive options, they can also be purchased in collectable formats, including an album containing our decorative sheet and the eye-catching presentation pack folder, which will make wonderful Christmas gifts in their own rights.'

Do Stamps Expire? In short - NO, they do not ever expire as long as they can be validated as legitimate postage. Damaged or otherwise unrecognizable stamps will likely be rejected. But you have to be careful, as rate changes are happening and changing how postage itself is calculated.

Interestingly, all of the main postage rates are increasing even for forever stamps and Priority Mail, so you might want to stock up! However, the prices of online postage services will remain the same outside of the raw postage rates themselves.

In a joint issue with Canada, the USPS will issue a souvenir sheet with a pair of stamps whose design is intended to celebrate and reflect on the history of hockey. The souvenir sheet, which will be revealed during the October 20 dedication ceremony, features a scene that illustrates the evolution of the sport across generations.

The player on one stamp wears a contemporary uniform, using modern equipment; on the other a player is wearing vintage garb and using old-fashioned equipment. The tete-beche (attached head to tail) stamps are arranged to mirror each other.

This stamp celebrates the National Museum of African American History and Culture, which is the 19th Smithsonian museum and the only national museum devoted exclusively to African-American life, art, history and culture. The movement for such a museum dates back to the 1920s, but resistance in Congress and within the Smithsonian's Board of Regents stymied efforts until it was authorized by Congress in 2003. Opening on September 24, 2016, it is located on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Among the more than 33,000 objects in the Museum Collection are many artifacts related to honorees on USPS stamps for African Americans, including 1985 Black Heritage honoree Mary McLeod Bethune, who served on an unsuccessful Presidential Commission under Herbert Hoover to create a Museum in 1929.

The 2017 Christmas season will be celebrated with four Forever stamps featuring images that illustrate four famous Christmas carols: "Jingle Bells," "Deck the Halls, "Silent Night" and "Jolly Old Saint Nicholas." Familiar lines from each song highlight the individual stamps. Shades of blue in the stamp backgrounds are intended to evoke the evening scenes from the four carols. While not forming a unified design, the adjacent quadrants in each stamp appear to form a Christmas ball.

"The Snowy Day," will be showcased in this set of four stamps. Written and illustrated by the children's author, Ezra Jack Keats, it was one of the first prominent 20th-century picture books centered on an African-American child. Each of the four new stamps in this booklet features a different illustration of main character Peter exploring and playing in his neighborhood while wearing his red snowsuit. The images picture Peter forming a snowball, sliding down a mountain of snow, making a snow angel and leaving footprints in the snow.

Like the plants that appear in gardens and in the wild, each year the Postal People make sure we have new stamps depicting flowers and other plants. The latest edition features four artistic renditions of flowers that come from typical American gardens. One stamp features red camellias and yellow forsythia in a yellow pitcher, while on another there are white peonies and pink tree peonies in a clear vase. An arrangement of white hydrangeas, white and pink roses, green hypericum berries, and purple lisianthus in a white vase graces another stamp, while blue hydrangeas in a blue pot appear on another. The stamps use existing art that had been created by American artist Elizabeth Brandon.

This stamp pays tribute to the beauty and importance of pollinators with stamps depicting two of North America's most iconic: the monarch butterfly and the western honeybee, each shown industriously pollinating a variety of plants native to the continent. These particular species exemplify the ecological service provided by all pollinators, which include other insects, birds, and bats.

This set of five stamps features realistic images of five species that inhabit American waters: mako shark, represented by a shortfin mako; thresher shark, on the stamp a pelagic thresher; great white shark; whale shark; and hammerhead shark, on the stamp a scalloped hammerhead. One of the most feared of all living creatures, sharks are widely used in popular media, one of the most prominent ever being the 1975 film, Jaws. Despite popular portrayals, out of more than 470 species, only four have been involved in a significant number of fatal, unprovoked attacks on humans. The only one depicted on any of the new stamps is the great white shark.

This set of eight stamps is intended to recognize America's passion for athletics. The stamps feature illustrations of eight different sports balls: baseball, basketball, football (on the upper left stamp, with the point facing head on), golf, kickball, soccer, tennis and volleyball. Millions in the U.S. participate annually in the sports represented on the stamps. 041b061a72

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