Fanciful Deer Decorates 2013 Stamped Card

In 2013, the U.S. Postal Service will issue a stamped card featuring a gorgeous silhouette of a graceful deer surrounded by gold and green cattails and grasses. Art director Ethel Kessler designed the card, using an illustration created by artist Cathie Bleck.

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More than 40 species of deer are found around the world. In the United States, the white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) is the most common species. As many as 30 million white-tailed deer are estimated to live in the U.S., but the animals range as far north as Canada and as far south as Bolivia. Some of the largest whitetails can be found in northern populations, where adult males can stand three feet high at the shoulder and weigh more than 300 pounds.

The Deer Stamped Card is being issued as a Forever® stamped card. Its postage will always be equal to the value of the postcard rate in effect at the time of use, even if the rate increases after purchase. A release date has not yet been set.

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