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U.S. Postal Service Honors the  National Museum of African American History and Culture. Black history is inseparable from American history, and the black experience represents a profound and unique strand of the American story. This stamp issuance recognizes the richness of that experience by celebrating the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC.

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and Canada Post have jointly created stamps to celebrate the history of ice hockey, the fast-paced sport played on frozen ponds and in rinks across North America and around the world.

Christmas Carols Forever Postage Stamps. The  U.S. Postal Service (USPS) celebrates the Holiday season with four new Forever stamps featuring images that illustrate a major theme of each of four beloved Christmas carols: “Jingle Bells,” “Deck the Halls,” “Silent Night” and “Jolly Old Saint Nicholas.” Familiar lines from each song highlight the individual stamps. The shades of blue in the backgrounds of the stamps evoke the evening scenes from the four carols. This booklet of 20 stamps includes five of each design. The late Howard E. Paine was the art director. Artist Steve McCracken of Winchester, VA, created original art for the project.

U.S. Postal Service (USPS) New Commemorative Forever Stamp. The U.S. Postal Service issued a new Forever stamp honoring Father Theodore M. Hesburgh during a dedication ceremony on the campus of the University of Notre Dame, where he served as president for 35 years.

“The Postal Service is pleased to issue a new Forever stamp honoring Father Theodore Hesburgh, considered one of the most important educational, religious and civic leaders of the 20th century,” said Postmaster General and CEO Megan J. Brennan. “This stamp is a lasting testament to his pioneering contributions as a champion of social justice, an advocate for international aid and an emissary for peace.”]

The U.S. Postal Service celebrates the beauty of flowers. The U.S. Postal Service celebrates the beauty of flowers from American gardens by issuing the Flowers from the Garden Forever stamps. The four stamps feature bountiful floral bouquet still lifes by Elizabeth Brandon of Franklin, TN.
“The Postal Service has a long tradition of showcasing flowers and floral artwork on stamps.  Flowers have been a perennial favorite, with hundreds of floral stamps released over the years,” said U.S. Postal Service Employee Resource Management Vice President Simon Storey. “Each of these stamps is a small masterpiece, or as we say in the Postal Service, miniature works of art.  And since they are Forever stamps, they will always be equal in value to the current First-Class Mail one-ounce price. These stamps will always be perfect for your birthday cards, thank-you notes, party invitations, wedding RSVPs and other important announcements.”

The Total Eclipse of the Sun Forever Stamps. Jim Cochrane, Chief Customer and Marketing Officer of the United States Postal Service dedicated the first-of-its-kind Forever stamp which transforms the solar eclipse image into the Moon from the heat of a finger. The Total Eclipse of the Sun Forever stamp commemorates the August 21 eclipse.
“With the release of these amazing stamps using thermochromic ink, we’ve provided an opportunity for people to experience their own personal solar eclipse every time they touch the stamps,” says Cochrane. “As evidenced by this stamp and other amazing innovations, the Postal Service is enabling a new generation to bridge the gap and tighten the connection between physical mail and the digital world.”
A total eclipse of the Sun occurs when the Moon completely blocks the visible solar disk from view, casting a shadow on Earth. The 70-mile-wide shadow path of the eclipse, known as the “path of totality,” will traverse the country diagonally, appearing first in Oregon (mid-morning local time) and exiting some 2,500 miles east and 90 minutes later off the coast of South Carolina (mid-afternoon local time) passing through portions of 14 states.

U.S. Postal Service Honoring Champion of Civil Rights. First-Day-of-Issue dedication ceremony for the Father Theodore Hesburgh Forever stamp. The Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, (1917–2015), longtime president of the University of Notre Dame, is considered one of the most important academic, religious and civic leaders of the 20th century.

Post Offices ‘Abuzz’ Over Protect Pollinators Forever Stamps.
The U.S. Postal Service paid tribute to the beauty and importance of pollinators with stamps depicting two of our continent’s most iconic, the monarch butterfly and the western honeybee, each shown industriously pollinating a variety of plants native to North America.

The U.S. Postal Service celebrates the wonder of sharks by issuing the Sharks Forever stamps featuring five species that inhabit American waters — the mako, thresher, great white, hammerhead and whale shark.

U.S. Postal Service Recognized as Top Federal Agency. The United States Postal Service was honored as the nation’s best among the top 25 government agencies for promoting diversity and inclusiveness in business opportunities in America. Over two million businesses voted, and USPS ranked number one for engaging in supplier diversity by providing opportunities to diverse enterprise owners. USPS accepted the top award for the sixth year in a row; this is the 16th consecutive year the agency has ranked among top agencies for this honor.

The U.S. Postal Service celebrates the beauty of flowers from American gardens by issuing the Flowers from the Garden Forever stamps. The four stamps feature still-life paintings of bountiful floral bouquets.

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- fifth stamp marking. The Trans-Canada Highway stamp is the fifth of 10 stamps being issued by Canada Post to celebrate Canada 150. Each stamp in the set has been unveiled by a distinguished individual or group related to the moment being celebrated. The location of each stamp launch also directly relates to the moment being commemorated. Canada Post

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The legendary Sir Jackie Stewart and the first lady of Canadian racing, Joann Villeneuve, helped to unveil stamps featuring five famous drivers who won the FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DU CANADA. The F1™ in Canada stamps celebrate 50 years of the race in this country by honouring five winning drivers, one for each decade of F1 in Canada: Sir Jackie Stewart (Scotland), Gilles Villeneuve (Canada), Ayrton Senna (Brazil), Michael Schumacher (Germany) and Lewis Hamilton (England). Post Canada

USPS - Star Trek (TM) Forever Stamps
- Nearly 50 years to the day of its original airing, the U.S. Postal Service will celebrate the iconic 1960s television show Star Trek by dedicating the Star Trek Forever stamps in New York City. The first-day-of-issue ceremony will take place at noon on Friday Sept. 2, 2016 and will officially launch Star Trek: Mission New York, a three-day celebration that is expected to draw thousands of Star Trek fans.

USPS (R) - NASA's Breathtaking Planet Images Get Stamps of Approval - Less than a year following NASA's nine-year, three-billion plus mile New Horizons mission to explore Pluto, the U.S. Postal Service dedicated Forever stamps to commemorate the historic event, while dedicating a second set of stamps depicting NASA's stunning images of our planets. "In 1991, the Postal Service issued a Pluto: Not Yet Explored stamp that served as a rallying cry for those who very much wanted to explore it," said U.S. Postal Service Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President David Williams in dedicating the stamps. "At the time, Pluto was still considered a planet, and it was the only one in our solar system that hadn't been visited by a spacecraft." Pluto is now officially designated as a dwarf planet. The Postal Service is issuing the Pluto-Explored! Souvenir sheet as a companion to the Views of Our Planets stamp pane.

USPS to Implement Sweeping Change - With the holiday season quickly approaching, companies who ship packages will have one more thing to add to their plate: The United States Postal Service (R) (USPS) will implement new shipping requirements that will affect 90% of the 3.5 billion packages delivered annually. Starting in January 2016, the USPS will require all parcel shippers to ensure the accuracy of delivery addresses through Delivery Point Validation. Currently, only 87% of packages are compliant and shippers are likely unaware of which addresses comply and which do not. In addition to the 9.5% price increase already set to go into effect on January 17, 2016, the USPS will extend the projected $0.20 per piece non-compliance fee to each parcel address that does not verify.

United States Postal Service - Camber Corporation was awarded a seven year, Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract with the United States Postal Service (USPS) with a ceiling value of $210M dollars. Under the Software Engineering and Development Services (SEDS) contract, Camber will provide software engineering and development services to multiple groups within the USPS enterprise.

New stamp - Canada Post will issue a stamp to mark the 100th anniversary of the poignant poem that made the poppy an international symbol of wartime sacrifices and has been recited in ceremonies for a century. "Our stamps reveal what is of value to Canadians – including what bonds us from one generation to another. This poem is written indelibly on our hearts in a way that helps us honour those who gave their lives in the service of this country," says Deepak Chopra, President and CEO, Canada Post.

USPS Next Generation Delivery - ZAP, an Electric Vehicle (EV) automotive company received pre-qualification notice from the United States Postal Service ("USPS") for its Next Generation Delivery Vehicle ("NGDV"). USPS notified the Company that ZAP was selected as a pre-qualifier for the development of new energy efficient postal delivery vehicles under the USPS's Next Generation Delivery Vehicle ("NGDV") program.

The U.S. Postal Service - Sixty-three national organizations have formed "A Grand Alliance to Save Our Public Postal Service." This unprecedented alliance is comprised of national religious coalitions, retiree organizations, educational and postal and other unions, lawmakers and progressive advocacy groups. These prestigious organizations have come together because the U.S. Postal Service is in danger. Source: American Postal Workers Union

U.S. Postal Service (USPS) - John Edgar, VP of Information Technology at the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) will discuss how the USPS is leveraging analytics and mobile technologies to drive greater efficiencies and improve customer satisfaction across their enterprise at the MicroStrategy World 2015 conference.

U.S. Postal Service Delivers - The U.S. Postal Service exceeded its holiday delivery projections this season, delivering approximately 524 million packages in December - an 18 percent increase over last year.

Stamps - Canada Post issued a stamp to celebrate the country's first prime minister, a nation builder whose achievements shaped the nation. "Our stamps have captured the story of Canada ever since Confederation and today we celebrate one of its key architects," says Deepak Chopra, President and CEO of Canada Post. "Two hundred years after his birth, Sir John A. Macdonald remains a towering figure and this stamp celebrates his legacy."

USPS - Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe who has led USPS since 2011, during one of the United States Postal Service's most turbulent periods, offers a frank appraisal on what is working and what needs to be fixed at a news conference at the National Press Club.

Postal Service Launches 'Magical' Mailbox Holiday Experience

Capitalizing on advancements in smartphone technology, the U.S. Postal Service has launched a new mobile marketing campaign that has transformed its approximately 156,271 blue mail collection boxes across the country into a holiday mobile experience using augmented reality (AR) technology.

Postal Service enhances Holiday Mail and Package Delivery for customers during the holiday season, followed by the Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Forever stamps First-Day-of-Issue dedication ceremony. And: "The Postal Service will be out making deliveries every single day during the holiday season, including Christmas Day," said Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe. "During the holidays, no carrier makes more deliveries to more places than the Postal Service, and this year, we're raising the bar with enhanced tracking and Sunday delivery."

U.S. Postal Service to Celebrate 75 Years of the Timeless Super Hero 

The U.S. Postal Service, in collaboration with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Entertainment, announced that Batman, one of DC Comics' most beloved characters, will be immortalized in a Limited Edition Forever postage stamp collection (Oct. 9th).

Five Celebrity Chefs Immortalized On Limited Edition Forever Stamps

The Postal Service is cooking up a feast of 20 million Limited Edition Celebrity Chefs Forever stamps. The sugar-free, fat-free, zero-calorie stamps is on the menu of the nation's Post Offices. The five chefs honored on the stamps - James Beard, Julia Child, Joyce Chen, Edna Lewis and Edward (Felipe) Rojas-Lombardi - revolutionized the nation's understanding of food. By integrating international ingredients and recipes with American cooking techniques and influence, these chefs introduced new foods and flavors to the American culture.

U.S. Postal Service New Limited-Edition Stamps

The new Vintage Circus Posters Forever stamps are modeled after original circus posters - including those promoting the Ringling Bros. and Barnum Bailey Circus - and are now part of the Tibbals Digital Collection at The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art.

Songbird Stamps Take Flight Through the U.S. Mail

"Songbirds have been singing and delighting humans for thousands of years, so it's only fitting that they receive their own postage stamps," said U.S. Postal Service Southern Area Vice President Jo Ann Feindt.

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The US Postal Service has printed 100 additional sheets of stamps of the recently issued $2 Inverted Jenny stamp but with the plane flying right-side up. These very limited edition stamps were circulated with the recent issue of stamps mimicking the most famous stamp error in U.S. history. Customers who purchased the new Inverted Jenny stamp could have a very limited edition of the famous stamp.

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The U.S. Postal Service paid tribute to pioneering Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm with the issuance of a limited-edition 37th Black Heritage Forever Stamp during a special ceremony at Brooklyn Borough Hall in Brooklyn, NY.

The U.S. Postal Service released two new stamps, Where Dreams Blossom and Yes, I Do, just in time for the spring wedding season. These beautiful stamps depict floral bouquets and were dedicated at the American Stamp Dealers Association's Spring Postage Stamp Show. USPS


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