2012 Stamps Yearbook Debuts Free Online Supplement

For more than a decade, USPS has produced a collectible book to commemorate the subjects and stories behind the year’s stamp issuances. This year, for the first time, we’ve also created a companion website that delves deeper into the people, places, design, and creation of a handful of 2012 stamps.

The site includes web exclusives like artist sketches, videos, and images from release parties. You can learn more about the inspiration behind the Love Ribbons stamp, read O. Henry’s classic short story “The Gift of the Magi,” watch a drumming performance from the New Mexico Statehood stamp dedication ceremony, and lots more.

Felt & Wire, gurus of design and everything print and paper, have given this free online supplement a glowing review, calling it “splendid.” Check out the review, and then check out the site itself. And if you don’t own it already, the 2012 Yearbook is now available for purchase online, at 1-800-STAMP24, and in Post Offices nationwide. Get yours today!

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About USPS Stamps

The Postal Service™ is proud of its role in portraying the American experience to a world audience through the issuance of postage stamps and postal stationery. Each year the Postal Service issues commemorative stamps reflecting subjects of national significance and appeal. More than 160 years of stamp development has yielded an incredible archive of imagery and commentary reflecting American culture and society. Even in this fast-changing world, stamps are still a versatile and convenient method of postage. And stamp collecting is a lifetime hobby that is fun and educational for all ages. Stamp collecting is easy to start without a big investment. It is also a great way to learn about the world and its many wonders, opening the door to an exciting universe of history, science, geography, the arts, technology, and sports. Our mission is to provide universal service that is prompt, reliable, efficient, affordable, and self-sustaining. Throughout its history the Postal Service has grown with the nation, binding it together by ensuring that everyone, everywhere, has the same ability to communicate regardless of technological change.