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Posted 07/11/2018   7:39 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add MeadowviewCollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

I already used 2 Frozen Treats stamps on outgoing mail.

The O Beautiful are really nice too however I haven't used any yet.

-MV
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Stamp Announcement 18-22: The Art of Magic Stamps
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On August 7, 2018, in Las Vegas, NV, the U.S. Postal Service® will issue The Art of Magic stamps (Forever® priced at the First-Class Mail® rate) in five designs, in a pressure-sensitive adhesive pane of 20 stamps (Item 476800). The stamps will go on sale nationwide August 7, 2018. The Art of Magic pane of 20 stamps may not be split and the stamps may not be sold individually.

The Postal Service™ celebrates the art of magic with digital illustrations of five classic tricks magicians use to amaze and delight audiences:

n A rabbit in a hat (production),

n A fortune teller using a crystal ball (prediction),

n A woman floating in the air (levitation),

n An empty bird cage (vanishing), and

n A bird emerging from a flower (transformation).

Art director Greg Breeding designed the stamps, and Jay Fletcher created the illustrations and served as the typographer.
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Stamp Announcement 18-23: Dragons Stamps
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On August 9, 2018, in Columbus, OH, the U.S. Postal Service® will issue the Dragons stamps (Forever® priced at the First-Class Mail® rate) in four designs, in a pressure-sensitive adhesive pane of 16 stamps (Item 477500). The stamps will go on sale nationwide August 9, 2018. The Dragons pane of 16 stamps may not be split and the stamps may not be sold individually.

The U.S. Postal Service celebrates dragons, the high-flying, fire-breathing mythological creatures that have roamed our imaginations for millennia. Each of the stamps showcases one of four dragons:

n A green fire-breathing dragon towering over a medieval–inspired castle;

n A purple dragon with orange wings and sharp black armor on its back snaking around a white castle;

n A black dragon with green wings and green armor on its back swooping past a ship on the sea; and

n A wingless orange dragon weaving its way around a pagoda.

Each of the stamps and the header feature orange foiled highlights that add a fire-like glint. At the top of the pane, "Dragons" appears alongside a black fire-breathing dragon. The stamps are digital illustrations created by artist Don Clark of Invisible Creature studio, while Greg Breeding served as art director.
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Stamp Announcement 18-24: United States Air Mail Stamp
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On August 11, 2018, in College Park, MD, the U.S. Postal Service® will issue the United States Air Mail (red) stamp (Forever® priced at the First-Class Mail® rate) in one design, in a pressure-sensitive adhesive pane of 20 stamps (Item 477900). The stamp will go on sale nationwide August 11, 2018.

The United States Air Mail (red) stamp will be the second stamp issued in 2018 by the Postal Service™ to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the beginning of regular airmail service. The first stamp, United States Air Mail (blue), issued in May, paid tribute to the pioneering spirit of the brave Army pilots who initiated the airmail service on May 15, 1918. This second stamp, identical to the first except that it is rendered in red, commemorates the beginning of airmail delivery through the U.S. Post Office Department on August 12, 1918. Both stamps are printed in intaglio and feature a drawing of the type of plane typically used in the early days of airmail, a Curtiss JN-4H biplane. The stamp design evokes that earlier period. The stamp designer and typographer was Dan Gretta, while Greg Breeding served as the art director.
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Posted 07/22/2018   8:45 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add dsmith426 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Anyone seen any of the Scooby Doo stamps yet? I'm hoping to find one in the mails - but just non-profit ones so far.
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Stamp Announcement 18-25: Global Poinsettia Stamp
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On August 26, 2018, in Kansas City, MO, the U.S. Postal Service® will issue the Global Poinsettia stamp (Global Forever® priced at the First-Class Mail International® rate) in one design, in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) pane of 10 stamps (565900). The stamp will go on sale nationwide August 26, 2018.

Global Poinsettia is a new Global Forever international rate stamp that can be used to mail a 1-ounce letter to any country to which First-Class Mail International® service is available. A striking photograph of a poinsettia arranged against a white background graces this round holiday stamp. Taken from above, the photo captures the beauty of the green leaves, the red bracts, and the yellow flowers in the center of the plant. Text repeated twice around the circumference of the stamp reads "GLOBAL" in bold red letters and "USA," "FOREVER," and "2018" in black. William J. Gicker was the art director and Greg Breeding designed the stamp with an existing photograph by Betsy Pettet.
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Stamp Announcement 18-26: John Lennon Stamps
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On September 7, 2018, in New York, NY, the U.S. Postal Service® will issue the John Lennon stamps (Forever® priced at the First-Class Mail® rate) in four designs, in a pressure-sensitive adhesive pane of 16 stamps (Item 565400). The stamps will go on sale nationwide September 7, 2018. The John Lennon pane of stamps may not be split or sold individually.

The newest stamps in the Music Icons series honor singer-songwriter John Lennon (1940–1980), a rock-and-roll hero successful both as a founding member of the Beatles and as a solo artist. Still beloved around the world, Lennon's music remains an anchor of pop radio and continues to speak for truth, peace, and tolerance. The stamp design features a photograph of Lennon taken by noted rock-and-roll photographer Bob Gruen in August 1974 during the photo session for Lennon's 1974 album Walls and Bridges. For the stamps, the original black-and-white image has been treated in gradations of color.

The stamp pane is designed to resemble a vintage 45 rpm record sleeve. One side of the pane includes the stamps, brief text about Lennon's legacy, and the image of a sliver of a record seeming to peek out the top of the sleeve. A black-and-white photograph of Lennon seated at his white piano appears on the reverse, along with Lennon's signature and the Music Icons series logo. Taken by photographer Peter Fordham, the original photograph was used to promote Lennon's landmark 1971 solo album, Imagine. Art director Antonio Alcalá worked on the stamp pane with designer Neal Ashby.
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Stamp Announcement 18-27: Honoring First Responders Stamp
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On September 13, 2018, in Missoula, MT, the U.S. Postal Service® will issue the Honoring First Responders stamp (Forever® priced at the First-Class Mail® rate) in one design, in a pressure-sensitive adhesive pane of 20 stamps (Item 478100). The stamp will go on sale nationwide September 13, 2018.

With this stamp, the U.S. Postal Service recognizes the men and women — firefighters, law enforcement officers, and emergency medical service professionals — who respond to critical situations with skill, dedication, and uncommon bravery. First responders are found throughout society, from small townships to the federal government, and their ranks often include a wide range of law enforcement professionals and public safety personnel. The digital illustration on this stamp is a symbolic scene that shows three first responders in profile as they race into action. Artist Brian Stauffer worked with art director Antonio Alcalá and designer Ricky Altizer to create this stamp.
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Stamp Announcement 18-28: The Art of Magic Souvenir Sheet
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On August 7, 2018, in Las Vegas, NV, the U.S. Postal Service® issued The Art of Magic Souvenir Sheet (Forever® priced at the First-Class Mail® rate) in one design, in a pressure-sensitive adhesive sheet of three stamps (Item 565200). The souvenir sheet went on sale August 7, 2018. The Art of Magic Souvenir Sheet may not be split and the stamps may not be sold individually.

The Postal Service™ celebrates magic, an art form that holds a special place in American history. Each of the three identical stamps on this souvenir sheet features an effect that mimics a classic illusion. By rotating each stamp, customers can see a white rabbit popping out of a black top hat. A version of the stamp without the effect appears in The Art of Magic pane of 20 stamps (Item 476800). Art director Greg Breeding designed the stamp, while Jay Fletcher created the illustration and served as the typographer.
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Stamp Announcement 18-29: Birds in Winter Stamps
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On September 22, 2018, in Quechee, VT, the U.S. Postal Service® will issue the Birds in Winter stamps (Forever® priced at the First-Class Mail® rate) in four designs, in a pressure-sensitive adhesive booklet of 20 stamps (Item 681900). The stamps will go on sale nationwide September 22, 2018.

The Birds in Winter stamps celebrate four of winter's winged beauties:

* The black-capped chickadee (Poecile atricapillus),
* The northern cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis),
* The blue jay (Cyanocitta cristata), and
* The red-bellied woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus).

The stamp art highlights the handsome plumage of resident birds often spotted throughout the year's coldest months. Evoking the drab feeling of winter with the stark white backgrounds, stamp artist Nadia Taylor hoped to create a vivid contrast with the bright flashes of color found in the digital rendering of each bird. Art director Antonio Alcalá designed the stamps.
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Posted 09/24/2018   11:14 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Lefty to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It seems USPS has completed their 2018 ideas, and will be removing a few soon.
Attached are the stamps you can get from Maurice Bessette - Postmaster 1104 Plainfield Pike Oneco CT 06373.
He will split panes & coils, and sell less than minimum of post cards.
No Internet, Mail orders Only. Check/M.O., No plastic. Questions, send him a Post card with your questions.




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