WASHINGTON – 3/23/17 – The U.S. Postal Service will issue two new stamps this spring — a $1.15 Global Forever international rate stamp and a 3-cent stamp.
The Green Succulent Global Forever international rate stamp will be available in panes of 10 stamps to be issued April 28. It can be used to mail a 1-ounce letter to any country where First-Class Mail International service is available. The stamp features a photograph of an echeveria, a succulent native to the Americas. William J. Gicker was the art director and Greg Breeding designed the stamp with an existing photograph by Erika Kirkpatrick. The first-day-of-issue will be in San Francisco.
The Strawberries 3-cent stamp will be available in coils of 10,000 -when issued May 5. It features an illustration of three ripe, red strawberries surrounded by leaves and hulls adjacent to three smaller, green strawberries in various stages of growth. A small white flower from the strawberry plant completes the picture. Art director Derry Noyes designed this stamp using an existing illustration by John Burgoyne. The first-day-of-issue will be in Acton, MA.
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