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2013 Stamp Program

2013 Stamp Program

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The Made in American stamp sheet, which includes this stamp featuring a coal miner, will be issued Thursday, August 8, in Washington, D.C., and dedicated Friday, August 9, in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.

Coal miner stamp to surface at W-B Post Office - Times Leader

So, exactly how did the Made in America stamps come to be? They were the result of a lot of hard work by passionate people like Julia Vengien, whose late husband was a coal miner.

Mark your calendars! The Made In America: Building a Nation stamps will be released in August 2013. Details to come.

The Post Office in Kincaid, West Virginia, celebrated the release of the West Virginia Statehood stamp and the state's 150th birthday last month with a tasty twist. The kind folks there handed out cookies baked in the shape of the Mountain State! Now, the question is, which cookie recipe best represents wild, wonderful West Virginia?

Ooh. To see this on an envelope also sporting the new West Virginia Statehood stamp... Divine.

Like the state it honors, the West Virginia Statehood digital color postmark is a beaut!

Happy birthday, West Virginia! We are proud to have taken part in the celebrations.

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    Windu Nugrahanto

    Hello....thanks for repin...I like collecting statehood anniversary stamps....greetings from Indonesia...

Congratulations, West Virginia, on a spectacular sesquicentennial weekend celebration! We are very proud to have helped kick off the fun with the official dedication of the brand-new West Virginia Statehood Forever® stamp.

West Virginia celebrates 150 years of statehood -

Joining Thomas Marshall (General Counsel and Executive VP, USPS) to help dedicate the new stamp were West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin, Sens. John D. Rockefeller IV, and Joe Manchin, West Virginia Sesquicentennial Commission Chairman Kay Goodwin, and photographer Roger Spence.

"I’m honored the Postal Service has partnered with us to commemorate the celebration of our state’s sesquicentennial," said West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin.

Admitted to the Union on June 20, 1863, in the midst of the Civil War, West Virginia is one of only two new states created during the war and the only one created by separation from a Confederate state. Located entirely within the Appalachian Highlands, West Virginia is now known as the Mountain State. Its official motto reflects the realities of topography as well as its individualistic spirit: montani semper liberi, “mountaineers are always free.”

In honor of the limited-edition Ray Charles Forever® stamp, Concord Records is releasing a new CD compilation that includes the previously unreleased track "They Can't Take That Away From Me" and an exclusive bonus track, "I Didn't Know What Time It Was." Pick up your copy today at #RayCharles #MusicIcons

Johnny Cash is looking good on a stamp pane.

Such a wonderful stamp with a powerful message, and it looks great on envelopes!

Guaranteed to brighten your letters and bring a smile to your face, the Vintage Seed Packets stamps feature illustrations from actual early 20th-century seed packets.

  • Vivien Madelaine
    Vivien Madelaine

    I used these for wedding invitations.

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    U.S. Postal Service

    That's great! We hope they were a beautiful addition!

Later this year USPS will issue Made in America: Building a Nation, a sheet of 12 stamps honoring the men and women who helped build our country. Five different stamp sheets will be available. All of them will contain the same stamps, but each will be anchored by a different larger image. Two of the sheets will feature photographs of Empire State Building iron workers. The others will show images of a General Electric worker measuring the bearings in a casting, a coal miner, and a female welder.

The third stamp in the new Music Icons series will celebrate the life and music of Ray Charles. Blind from childhood, the extraordinary musician went beyond category, blending blues, gospel, country, jazz, and soul into a uniquely influential style. His hits include “I’ve Got a Woman,” “Georgia on My Mind,” and “I Can’t Stop Loving You.” (All rights to the name and likeness of Ray Charles are owned by The Ray Charles Foundation. Photo © MEPHISTO)

Let the red, white, and blue fly with a new stamped envelope for 2013. Tuck a few in your briefcase or purse, and you’ll never be without a quick way to mail a letter! The new envelope, which will be released later this year, features a photograph of a carved American eagle wall plaque.

Later this year, celebrate the history—and mystery—of New England’s coastal lighthouses with five new stamps featuring detailed illustrations of the Boston Harbor, Portland Head, New London Harbor, Point Judith, and Portsmouth Harbor lights. So gorgeous!

This year we are proud to continue our commemoration of the bicentennial of the War of 1812 with a stamp on the Battle of Lake Erie. This critical battle produced an American naval hero, Oliver Hazard Perry, and gave us the famous line, "We have met the enemy and they are ours."

The 36th stamp in the Black Heritage series will honor pioneering tennis player Althea Gibson. The first African American to win one of the four major singles tournaments, Gibson also helped integrate the sport of tennis at the height of the civil rights movement.

The year 2013 marks the 500th anniversary of the naming of Florida, and we'll be celebrating the occasion with these four elegant floral stamps.

Kids will love the set of 2013 stamps we're revealing today. Who wouldn't be excited about stamps showing kids doing headstands, playing soccer and basketball, doing a cannonball into a pool, and other fun activities?! These 15 stamps, called Just Move!, encourage young Americans and the adults in their lives to be physically active. A release date for the Just Move! stamps has not yet been set.

We are very excited to reveal the second stamp in the new Music Icons series. This one honors Johnny Cash. Known to many simply as "the Man in Black," Johnny Cash influenced not only country music but also folk, gospel, rock, and other genres. His many hits include “I Walk the Line” and “Folsom Prison Blues.” Do you have a favorite? (Name and likeness under license from the John R. Cash Revocable Trust.)

Here's your first look at A Flag for All Seasons, a set of four Forever® stamps that show Old Glory waving proudly throughout the year against a backdrop of trees.