USA issued a stamp on theme Uncle Sam’s Hat as a 21 cent additional ounce stamp. The stamps were issued in sheets of 20 stamps .Issue date -18 Feb 2017
Uncle Sam is USA most popular patriotic Characters. Uncle Sam is associated with a businessman named Sam Wilson of Troy ,New York.He supplied meat to American troops when War broke out in 1812 and this came to be known as Uncle Sam’s Meat.By 1830’s this character started appearing in cartoons and advertisements.Certain distinguishing elements made him a recognisable and timeless – a dress coat with long tail,red and white striped pants,white whiskers and a top hat.
The stamp features eight graphic top hats in Uncle Sam’s signature style ,with red and white vertical red stripes above a blue band with a white star and a gray brim. Beneath each hat is a oval shape representing a face,each in a different shade,meant to suggest the ethnic and racial diversity of United States.
USA issued a 5 cent definitive stamp on Pinot Noir Grapes on 24 Feb 2017 in sheets of 20 stamps.
Two clusters of deep purple Pinor noir grapes are depicted growing on vines among several green leaves on stamps designed by Derry Noyes. Grapes have been grown for thousands of years and can be eaten as table fruit,dried to produce raisins or crushed to produce Wine and Juice. The Pinot noir grape can produce one of the most highly prized and elegant wines in the World.
Burgundy in France was earlier home to this variety but now grown in Northern California ,Oregon and New York.
USA issued a 10 cent Definitive stamp on Red Pears on 23 Mar 2017.It was issued in sheets of 20 stamps.
Pears are one of world’s oldest cultivated fruits .They grow on medium sized,long lived ,flowering trees that generally bear fruits from fourth to sixth year onwards. A large number of varieties green,red,yellow and brown are grown throughout the World. Due to spontaneous mutation process a green pear bearing tree may surprise with red pears on a stock branch.Red pears otherwise are hybridised or are a result of crossbreeding of different varieties.These low calorie fruits are agood source of Fiber,Potassium and Vitamin C.
The Pair of Red Pears stamp has been designed by Derry Noyes.
100th Birth Anniversary John F Kennedy – Stamps of USA 2017.
United States issued a stamp on 20 Feb 2017 to mark the 100th Birth Anniversary of its 35th President John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1917-1963). He was the youngest at 43 to be elected as President of USA.The stamp features a photograph taken by Ted Spiegel of Kennedy campaigning for President in Seattle ,Washington in 1960.
It is FOREVER stamp available in sheet of 12 and equal in value to current first class mail for one ounce .
The World Cup Football is in full swing and a large number of Countries are issuing stamps on Football. USA issues a set of eight stamps on different Ball Games.The Issue “Have a Ball” featured stamps on Football,Volleyball ,Soccer,Golf ,Baseball,Basketball, Tennis & Kickball. A sheetlet containing 16 FOREVER stamps is listed