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Posted 05/04/2018   06:40 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add steevh to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Maybe you should ask the states to establish more state traditions... like state folklore, state songs, state insect etc.

They would make some really great 50-stamp sets.
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Posted 05/04/2018   06:41 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add steevh to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I see currently only 45 states have a state insect.

So not far to go!!!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_...tate_insects
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Posted 05/10/2018   2:25 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add angore to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Images of new dollar value stamps...




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Stamp Announcement 18-15: Flag Act of 1818 Stamp



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On June 9, 2018, in Appleton, WI, the U.S. Postal Service® will issue the Flag Act of 1818 stamp (Forever® priced at the First-Class Mail® rate) in one design, in a pressure-sensitive adhesive pane of 20 stamps (Item 477800). The stamp will go on sale nationwide June 9, 2018.

With this stamp, the Postal Service™ marks the 200th anniversary of the Flag Act of 1818, which provided the basic design of the current American flag: 13 stripes symbolizing the original 13 colonies and one star for each state in the Union. The stamp art features a flag with 20 stars, the number of states in the Union when the Flag Act of 1818 was implemented. The flag's crisp folds and layering effect convey a sense of the dynamism of the young nation. Ethel Kessler served as art director for the project with stamp design and typography by Kit Hinrichs.
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Posted 05/10/2018   4:07 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Stampman2002 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I actually like the new dollar stamps. Kind of a modern twist on a more classic design element. Nicely done.

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Posted 05/11/2018   3:35 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bobeid to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Stamps Coming in 2018:
Honoring First Responders



According to the USPS:

With this stamp, the Postal Service recognizes the men and women — including firefighters, law enforcement officers, and emergency medical service professionals — who respond to critical situations with skill, dedication and uncommon bravery.

The digital illustration on this stamp is a symbolic scene that shows three first responders in profile, facing right, as they race into action. From left to right, the first figure is a firefighter carrying an axe. The second figure is an EMS worker, with the EMS Star of Life visible on her cap, upper arm and emergency bag. The third figure is a law-enforcement officer shining a flashlight toward unknown danger ahead. The dark background and signs of smoke in around the figures suggest the wide range of situations that demand the immediate attention of a first responder.

Artist Brian Stauffer worked with art director and designer Antonio Alcalá and designer Ricky Altizer to create this stamp.

See May 10, 2018 Press Release: http://about.usps.com/news/national...pr18_036.pdf
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Posted 05/11/2018   4:52 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add eligies to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Just mho: I think the proposed high-value & first responder issues would fit nicely into my collection. I especially like the Freedom design on the High-values. Maybe I could find some silver dollars & create a very unique cover. (similar to those issued in the '60's for coin collectors which did not fair to well in later years).
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Stamp Announcement 18-16: Frozen Treats Stamps



On June 20, 2018, in Austin, TX, the U.S. Postal Service® will issue the Frozen Treats stamps (Forever® priced at the First-Class Mail® rate) in 10 designs, in a pressure-sensitive adhesive, double-sided booklet of 20 stamps (Item 681700). The stamps will go on sale nationwide June 20, 2018.

Frozen Treats stamps feature frosty, colorful pops on a stick in a variety of shapes and flavors. This booklet of 20 scratch-and-sniff stamps showcases whimsical watercolor illustrations in 10 different designs. The stamps are printed with a coating that evokes a sweet summer scent. Art directors Antonio Alcalá and Leslie Badani designed the stamps with original art by Margaret Berg.
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Stamp Announcement 18-17: $1, $2, and $5 Statue of Freedom Stamps






On June 27, 2018, in Bellefonte, PA, the U.S. Postal Service® will issue the $1, $2, and $5 Statue of Freedom definitive stamps in one design each. The $1 and $2 Statue of Freedom stamps will be issued in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) pane of 10 stamps (Items 114200 and 114300). The $5 Statue of Freedom stamp will be issued in a PSA pane of 4 stamps (Item 117900). All three will go on sale nationwide June 27, 2018.

The $1, $2, and $5 Statue of Freedom stamps offer a modern take on vintage patriotic stamp art for use on packages, large envelopes, and other mailings. The design features the head of the statue that tops the U.S. Capitol dome in artwork based on an engraved vignette originally created for a 1923 stamp ($5 Head of Freedom Statue). The tightly cropped enlargement, rendered in emerald green, indigo, and brick red, highlights the solid and dashed lines as well as the cross-hatching characteristic of engraved illustration. These stamps were printed in intaglio. Art director Greg Breeding designed the stamps using John Eissler's engraved artwork.
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Posted 05/26/2018   07:14 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add angore to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Stamp Announcement 18-18: Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp



On June 29, 2018, in Hanover, MD, the U.S. Department of the Interior will issue the $25 Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation stamp for the 2018–2019 waterfowl hunting season. The stamp will go on sale nationwide June 29, 2018, and is valid through June 30, 2019.
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Stamp Announcement 18-19: O Beautiful Stamps


On July 4, 2018, in Colorado Springs, CO, the U.S. Postal Service® will issue the O Beautiful stamps (Forever® priced at the First-Class Mail® rate) in 20 designs, in a pressure-sensitive adhesive pane of 20 stamps (Item 565300). The stamps will go on sale nationwide July 4, 2018.

With the release of the O Beautiful stamps, the U.S. Postal Service commemorates the beauty and majesty of the United States through images that correspond with one of the nation's most beloved songs, "America the Beautiful." Each of the 20 stamps on the pane features a photograph that helps illustrate one of five phrases from the song's famous first verse: "Spacious Skies" (top row), "Waves of Grain" (second row), "Mountain Majesties" (third row), "The Fruited Plain" (fourth row), and "Sea to Shining Sea" (bottom row). Art director Ethel Kessler designed the pane using existing photographs.
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Posted 05/26/2018   07:18 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add angore to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Stamp Announcement 18-15: Flag Act of 1818 Stamp



On June 9, 2018, in Appleton, WI, the U.S. Postal Service® will issue the Flag Act of 1818 stamp (Forever® priced at the First-Class Mail® rate) in one design, in a pressure-sensitive adhesive pane of 20 stamps (Item 477800). The stamp will go on sale nationwide June 9, 2018.

With this stamp, the Postal Service™ marks the 200th anniversary of the Flag Act of 1818, which provided the basic design of the current American flag: 13 stripes symbolizing the original 13 colonies and one star for each state in the Union. The stamp art features a flag with 20 stars, the number of states in the Union when the Flag Act of 1818 was implemented. The flag's crisp folds and layering effect convey a sense of the dynamism of the young nation. Ethel Kessler served as art director for the project with stamp design and typography by Kit Hinrichs.
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Posted 06/21/2018   11:38 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add angore to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Stamp Announcement 18-20: World War I: Turning the Tide Stamp



On July 27, 2018, in Kansas City, MO, the U.S. Postal Service® will issue the World War I: Turning the Tide stamp (Forever® priced at the First-Class Mail® rate) in one design, in a pressure-sensitive adhesive pane of 20 stamps (Item 477400). The stamp will go on sale nationwide July 27, 2018.

With this stamp, the Postal Service™ pays tribute to the sacrifice of American soldiers and millions of supporters on the home front who experienced World War I. Entering World War I (1914–1918) in its later stages, the United States helped turn the tide of war in favor of the Allies. The stamp art features a close-up of a member of the American Expeditionary Force holding the U.S. flag. Barbed wire can be seen in the background, as well as an airplane in flight and smoke rising up from the battlefield. The artwork was painted in airbrush on illustration board, a technique that evokes the propaganda posters used during World War I. Art director Greg Breeding designed the stamp with art by Mark Stutzman.
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Posted 07/06/2018   12:43 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add angore to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Stamp Announcement 18-21: Scooby-Doo! Stamp



On July 14, 2018, in Bloomington, MN, the U.S. Postal Service® will issue the Scooby-Doo!™ stamp (Forever® priced at the First-Class Mail® rate) in one design, in a pressure-sensitive adhesive pane of 12 stamps (Item 565500). The stamp will go on sale nationwide July 14, 2018. The Scooby-Doo! pane of 12 stamps may not be split and the stamps may not be sold individually.

This stamp celebrates the beloved animated Scooby-Doo, the iconic Great Dane who met instant success upon his 1969 debut in the series Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! The stamp art features Scooby-Doo watering a blossoming plant — a simple act symbolizing a component of the Scooby-Doo DOO GOOD campaign, which provides young people with tools and activities to enrich the environment. The campaign, launching in partnership with generationOn (generationon.org/page/partners), the youth division of Points of Light, also focuses on helping the hungry and acting as animal allies. The selvage, which features a friendly, grinning Scooby-Doo, includes the title Scooby-Doo! and the DOO GOOD logo. Art director Greg Breeding worked closely with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, Inc. to design this stamp.



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Posted 07/06/2018   1:46 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Another badly needed subject - glad I do not collect this any longer. However, the post office missed an opportunity here by not making this a "scratch and sniff" issue,

Peter
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