Global Forever Stamps – Earth -USA 2013

Global Forever Stamps – Earth -USA 2013

A round shaped stamp in the International Global Forever Series featuring Earth was issued by US Postal Service on 28 Jan 2013.It was issued at $1.10 forever First Class International rate.

USA FOREVER ROUND EARTH -2013
USA FOREVER ROUND SHAPED STAMPS -EARTH -2013

Celebration Boutonniere Stamp -USA 2017

Celebration Boutonniere Stamp -USA 2017

USA issued a celebration boutonniere FOREVER stamp on 02 May 2017 similar to Celebration Corsage issue. It can be used on RSVP envelopes enclosed with Wedding invitations,party invitations,thank you notes,announcements etc.

For centuries -Boutonnieres -or Buttonhole flowers as they were called in Britain -were a staple of a well dressed man’s outfit. For most of 20th century a single flower pinned to a lapel or inserted into a jacket buttonhole was part of a sophisticated ,debonair man’s wardrobe.Today ,Boutonnieres -though still very fashionable – are worn at weddings by Groom,groomsman,father of groom and best man and at other special occasions like anniversaries,retirement parties or military memorial services.

Ethel Kessler has designed the stamp. Celebration Bouttonniere will always be equal in value to current First class mail one ounce price .

USA FOREVER CELEBRATION BOUTONNIERE STAMP
USA FOREVER CELEBRATION BOUTONNIERE STAMP 2017

Celebration Corsage stamp – USA 2017

Celebration Corsage stamp – USA 2017.

USA issued a two ounce(71c) stamp on 02 My 2017 for life’s special moments. This elegant stamp can accommodate the weight of heavy invitations for birthdays,anniversaries etc,oversize greeting cards for all occasions and mailings such as small gifts which require extra postage.

The stamp features an arrangement of ranunculus with accents of hypericum berry,Astrantia and seed eucalyptus The soft peach petals of Ranunculus contrast with the rougher textures of greens and grays of accent plants.The ribbon that twines through the corsage adds an earthy texture as well as giving a visual sense of movement in the arrangements.

The word”corsage” is French and originally meant bodice of a dress. Women once wore flowers pinned to their dresses and little posies were called bouquet the corsage or “corsage”.Along with Buttonnieres for men corsages were fashionable for daily wear in earlier centuries particularly during 1700s & 1800s but gradually they began to be worn for formal occasions.

Today Corsages are being worn by mothers of bride and groom at Weddings and by honorees on Mother’s day,Birthdays,Anniversaries,Easter or any special occasion.

Ethel Kessler designed the stamps.

CELEBRATION CORSAGE TWO OUNCE STAMP
CELEBRATION CORSAGE TWO OUNCE STAMP -USA 2017 -FOREVER

200th Anniversary Illinois Statehood – 2018

200th Anniversary Illinois Statehood – 2018.

Illinois became the 21st State in the Union on 03 Dec 1818 and celebrates 200th Anniversary of statehood in Dec 2018.

The stamp design is a graphic illustration of commemorating Illinois statehood. A series of yellow rays beaming upwards symbolizes rising sun and the new state’s place on American flag as 21st star. The twenty stars ten on each side represent the first 20 states in the Union as also the Centennial flag. The Yellows and blues represent  the dawning of new day as the  state joins the Union.

A FOREVER rate stamp has been issued on 05 May 2018.

 

200 YEARS ILLINOIS STATEHOOD 1818-2018

200 YEARS ILLINOIS STATEHOOD 1818-2018

 

United States Airmail Blue -2018

United States Airmail Blue -2018

On 15 My 1918 , in the midst of  World War I , a group of Army Pilots delivered mail along the route that linked Washington ,Philadelphia and New York – initiating the World’s first scheduled airmail service.The US Postal Department office took charge of US Airmail service from 12 Aug 1918 through 01 Sep 1927.

In honor of beginning of Air Mail service USPS  will release two postage stamps in 2018. The first stamp United States Airmail Blue has been issued on 01 May 2018 commemorating the brave spirit of pioneering Army Pilots. The stamp in blue printed in intaglio features a drawing of Curtiss JN-4H biplane typically used those days.

The second stamp identical to first one except that it will be in Red color will commemorate the beginning of Airmail delivery through US Post office department on 12 Aug 2018.

The United States Airmail Blue is being issued as a FOREVER stamp The stamp designer is Dan Gretta.

UNITED STATES  AIRMAIL BLUE -2018
UNITED STATES AIRMAIL BLUE -2018

Stamps on Special Olympics Summer World Games – Los Angeles -2015

Stamps on Special Olympics Summer World Games – Los Angeles -2015.

The  Special Olympics Summer World Games were held in Los Angeles in Jul-Aug 2015. Over 7000 athletes from 177 Countries participated in 25 Olympic type sport. The Games logo showcases the colors of Flags of participating countries.Placing the iconic image inside the circle represents acceptance and inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities. These FOREVER rate stamps were issued in sheets of 20.

USA SPECIAL OLYMPICS WORLD GAMES
STAMPS OF USA SPECIAL OLYMPICS WORLD GAMES -LOS ANGELES 2015