New Sealed With Love Stamp Coming in 2013

The year 2013 marks the 40th anniversary of the popular Love stamps, and we are delighted today to reveal the latest in the series: Sealed With Love.

Artist Louise Fili has always been fascinated by the graphic quality of wax seals. “They are elegant and romantic,” she explains. Red, the color most often associated with romantic love, was the obvious color choice for the seal. But Fili knew that a seal by itself wouldn’t work as a stamp design; it needed to be grounded on something.

Fili used subtle shadows to indicate the back of an envelope, evoking the romance of a bygone era. “I was happy to be able to actually reference the concept of letter writing for the design of this stamp,” she says. So are we!

The Sealed With Love stamp will be released in early 2013. An official release date has not yet been set, but the stamps are currently available for pre-order.

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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.