Lunar New Year - Year of the Rabbit The fourth of 12 stamps in the latest Lunar New Year stamp series celebrates the Year of the Rabbit. Calling to mind the elaborately decorated masks used in the dragon or lion dances often performed in Lunar New Year parades, this three-dimensional mask depicting a rabbit is a contemporary take on the long tradition of paper-cut folk art crafts created during this auspicious time of year. The rabbit mask design incorporates colors and patterns with symbolic meaning. Art director Antonio Alcalá designed the stamp and pane with original art by Camille Chew.
$10 Floral Geometry A new Floral Geometry stamp, denominated at $10, will be available for purchase, complementing the similarly designed $2 and $5 stamps issued in 2022. The stamps lend an elegant and contemporary appearance to packages, large envelopes and other mailings. The stamp art features a series of overlapping geometric shapes that mimic the symmetry of floral patterns found in nature. The watercolor background and the glimmer of the foil-stamped design and typography create a sophisticated look. The stamp will be issued in panes of four. The stamps were designed and created by the firm Spaeth Hill. Antonio Alcalá was the art director.
Snow Globes Beloved by children and adults alike, snow globes can be miniature works of art, kitschy souvenirs or anything in between. Celebrating the spirit of the holidays, the Postal Service captures the playful pleasure of Christmas snow globes on four new stamps.
Painting in oil, the artist created spherical snow globes featuring icons of the season: a snowman wearing a jaunty red-and-white scarf; Santa Claus on a rooftop preparing to climb down the chimney; a reindeer standing in a snowy forest; and a snowy tree decorated with colorful ornaments. Art director Derry Noyes designed the stamps with original art by Gregory Manchess.
Tulip Blossoms Close-up photographs of 10 beautiful tulips in a rainbow of colors grace this new booklet of 20 stamps. One blossom fills almost the entire frame of each stamp, with just the top of a stem peeking out from underneath. Since Dutch immigrants brought tulip bulbs to North America hundreds of years ago, the flower has become a dazzling part of our landscape. Art director Greg Breeding designed the stamps with existing photographs by Denise Ippolito.
Winter Woodland Animals Connect to the natural beauty of the winter season and celebrate four species that make their homes in the woodlands of North America. Among the most familiar of wildlife, deer, rabbits, owls and foxes are found across much of the American landscape. This booklet of 20 stamps features graphic illustrations of these four animals in different woodland settings in winter. Art director Antonio Alcalá designed the stamps with Katie Kirk, who illustrated the stamps.
Railroad Stations Noteworthy railroad stations began brightening the American landscape by the 1870s and, although many were torn down once they had outlived their original purpose, hundreds survived. This issuance of 20 stamps features five architectural gems that continue to play important roles in their communities: Tamaqua Station in Pennsylvania; Point of Rocks Station in Maryland; Main Street Station in Richmond, VA; Santa Fe Station in San Bernardino, CA; and Union Terminal in Cincinnati, OH. Passenger trains stop at all of them except Tamaqua. Derry Noyes served as art director. Down the Street Designs created the digital illustrations and typography.
Customers may purchase stamps and other philatelic products through the Postal Store at usps.com/shopstamps, by calling 844-737-7826, by mail through USA Philatelic or at Post Office locations nationwide.
Bridges (Presorted First-Class Mail) Four new Presorted First-Class Mail stamps will be available for purchase by bulk mail users in coils of 3,000 and 10,000. The stamps feature existing photographs of four different bridges that range from modern to historic, pedestrian to car-carrying, but all are important landmarks in their communities. They are the Arrigoni Bridge in Middletown, CT; the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge in Omaha, NE; the Skydance Bridge in Oklahoma City; and the Iowa-Illinois Memorial Bridge in Bettendorf, IA, and Moline, IL. Art director Ethel Kessler designed the stamps with existing photographs.
Life MagnifiedThese stamps reveal life on Earth like many have never seen it. Twenty stamps feature 20 different images taken with microscopes and highly specialized photographic techniques that capture details of life undetectable by the human eye. The images show the phenomena of life in exquisitely fine detail. While stunning on their own as works of art, these images also hold scientific significance. Art director Derry Noyes designed the stamps using existing photographs.
Postal Products Customers may purchase stamps and other philatelic products through the Postal Store at usps.com/shopstamps, by calling 844-737-7826, by mail through USA Philatelic or at Post Office locations nationwide.
With USPS.com, your Post Office is where you are. To start Click-N-Ship® service, sign in to or sign up for a free USPS.com account. Follow the steps to enter your package details, pay for postage, and print your shipping label. It's that easy to Pay, Print & Ship®!
Easily set package delivery instructions when you create your shipping label online. You may request that the carrier leave a package if there's no response at the door or select Hold For Pickup service to have recipients pick up their shipments at their local USPS facility.
If you send many recurring shipments with the same weight, service, and delivery address, you don't have to reenter information each time you create a label. Just go to your Shipping History and select "Ship Again" and the label will be added to your cart with the new shipping date.
If you stay with Stamps.com past the trial period, you will be charged $19.99 a month for the Stamps.com service, including the $19.99 fee for the first month. You can cancel your services at any time.
The Postal Service says that the overall rise in postal rates is 6.5 percent, compared to 8.6 percent for overall inflation for the 12 months that ended in May. A 1-ounce letter cost 6 cents in 1863, according to the USPS historian, and 8 cents 50 years ago.
It's no secret that widespread use of email and the shift to online banking have taken a toll on the post office. People need fewer stamps for letters and bills these days, and businesses can reach customers more affordably and efficiently with email instead of junk mail.
In the United States, postage meters used to print First-Class postage and other USPS services cannot be purchased by an individual or a business. This is because postage is considered a form of currency that needs to be regulated, much like a money printing press.
Section 13.121 of the Texas Election Code requires that official voter registration applications be mailed in a business reply postcard form, with postage paid by the state. The Code also requires this office to obtain a Business Reply Mail (BRM) permit, which is renewed annually, from the US Postal Service for the use of the postage-paid application form and arrange for payments of the postal charges with warrants issued by the Comptroller of Public Accounts. The United States Postal Service works to identify and process Official Election Mail in an efficient and timely manner. All mail is processed based upon the service standards for the class of mail selected at the time of mailing.
Besides the local postmaster, election officials are encouraged to contact the nearest USPS Election Mail Contacts for advice concerning mail preparation, mail piece design, eligibility, and general guidance concerning classification matters. In cases where an election official disagrees with a classification decision by a local post office or other postal official, the decision may be appealed, in writing, within 30 days of the decision to the Pricing and Classification Service Center (PCSC) in New York. The PCSC will provide the final decisions regarding proposed mailings. The PCSC is open from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern Time (7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. CST).
In 1775, Benjamin Franklin was appointed first Postmaster General by the Continental Congress. This means that the United States Postal Service (USPS), in one shape or form, is even older than the United States itself. Our USPS Stamp Guide will cover where to buy stamps as well as a number of topics surrounding the history, purchase, and use of stamps.
Where can you buy postage stamps? Why, at the post office of course! The best and most convenient place to buy postage stamps is at your local US post office. They will have stamps available for various envelope sizes and someone there who can answer any of your questions regarding postal services.
Stamp collectors are known as philatelists. Collectible stamps can be purchased in-person at antique stores and at specialty booths in markets. There are also plenty of online resources, such asThe American Philatelic Society, Delcampe, Arpin Philately, and Postbeeldthat are dedicated to the buying and selling of collectible stamps.
The nice part about ordering stamps online is that you can choose from a selection of commemorative designs and specialty patterns. Many designed stamps are the same price as regular stamps whilst highlighting anything from The First Moon Landing, to Woodstock, to Sesame Street, to the Tyrannosaurus Rex.
Kroger has USPS postage stamps available for purchase any day of the week, with many locations open late or 24/7. One downside to Kroger is that they do not sell individual stamps, but booklets and sheets are available. Similar to Walmart, Kroger has the added benefit of offering a variety of other stationery supplies. 781b155fdc