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2019 USPS Issues... News? Thoughts? Opinions?

 
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Posted 02/08/2019   1:48 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add uboatnut to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yet another example of why so few kids today have any interest in collecting stamps. They can buy better stickers at K-Mart.
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Posted 02/10/2019   9:09 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add No1philatelist to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Did someone say Kmart. Love Kmart! Too bad they are not still here in Canada.

As for the dog stamps they are quite, uhm, what I would call geometrical! They do look like working dogs though, with harnesses attached to every one of them.

Now that I have looked at that set again from a different perspective after reading Angore's line about camouflage, maybe it is because they were all used by military around the globe and they are stars in their own right or earnend stars for what they accomplished. Each stamp does have a star on them.
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Posted 02/10/2019   9:56 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Coastwatcher to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
According to Linn's, the title of the series of dog stamps is "Military Working Dogs."

From the USPS:
USPS is honoring the nation's military working dogs with this issue. Each block of four stamps features one stamp of each of the following breeds German shepherd, Labrador retriever, Belgian Malinois and Dutch shepherd that commonly serve in America's armed forces. The art was created by DKNG Studios. Greg Breeding designed the stamps.
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Posted 02/10/2019   10:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add No1philatelist to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
There you go coastwatcher. Thank you. Makes perfect sense now. As I do not buy new, just collect used US, I do not get Linns so was totally unaware of this. I just get Canadian Stamp News up here.
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Posted 02/10/2019   11:52 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Coastwatcher to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
No1philatelist...I was unaware of Canadian Stamp News until I saw your post. I just checked out their website and ordered a subscription. I'm not heavy into Canada at this particular time but was deeply involved about 10 years ago. I have been checking out a lot of different Canadian issues on eBay, HipStamp, and various other sources lately and am starting to get the itch to get back into collecting the issues of our neighbor to the north. Although my cutoff date for Canada is 2000 (same as the US), I still would like to keep abreast of new issues.
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Posted 02/11/2019   06:55 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add angore to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It seems obvious the stamp design group is driven by artists and not real renditions. Many designs are cartoonish in style such as the Military Dogs issue. They clearly want colorful designs.

However, I doubt if they went back to water activated engraved stamps it would not attract that many people back to collecting. Leisure activities have changed. If collecting modern stamps increase, it will just encourage them more.

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Posted 02/11/2019   08:11 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jeffyl00b to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I think the proper term is "modern art".
I like the priority mail stamps that come out every year, but it does look like a lot of the recent issues now all have a computerized modern art bent that far exceeds those. Also, a lot of the stamps I'm seeing seem to be the standard smaller size. I liked some of the more larger stamps. Looked good on my bills.
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Posted 02/11/2019   09:57 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add angore to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here is another 2019 stylized art - Coral. This should have been done like bioluminescent life.


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Posted 02/16/2019   3:23 pm  Show Profile Check Nells250's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Nells250 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I just saw the art for the Golden Spike issue! NIIIIIIIIIIICE!!! Going to have to save up so I can get a bunch. At .55 each now, it is getting very expensive to get "one to keep, one to use"...
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Posted 02/16/2019   3:45 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GrandpaJohn to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Angore, I can only imagine how awesome this group would have looked had they been real photographs or as you mention, bioluminescent life. Almost anything other than this ugly stylized art paint-by-number coloring book crap. This stuff greatly detracts from the beauty of nature and certainly doesn't urge me to buy any, which I will not.
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Posted 02/20/2019   04:08 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add johnsim03 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Everyone,

Where is the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing stamp? I couldn't find it anywhere...

John
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Posted 02/20/2019   04:18 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add JLLebbert to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
johnsim03 ... The Moon Landing stamp has not been officially announced, nor has any design been released. Linn's lists it as a stamp that could possibly be issued in July.
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Posted 02/20/2019   04:48 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add johnsim03 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you.

I would hope that it would come out on July 20th... A Saturday.

John
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Posted 02/20/2019   9:50 pm  Show Profile Check eyeonwall's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add eyeonwall to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It will be issued, they are keeping it secret for now.
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Posted 05/05/2019   12:57 pm  Show Profile Check matttodd1's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add matttodd1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I'm loving that Transcontinental Railroad stamp issue - we need more with care taken like that! Glad this will be issued this week :)

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