In 2013, USPS will continue its long tradition of patriotism with the release of the Patriotic Star stamp.
The star is one of the nation’s quintessential symbols, a shining reminder of our indomitable spirit. “When I go out of doors in the summer night, and see how high the stars are,” wrote 19th-century philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson, “I am persuaded that there is time enough, here or somewhere, for all that I must do.”
The star on the stamp is actually two stars: a smaller one inside a larger one. Both have five points, like the stars on the American flag. Created digitally by artist Nancy Stahl, the star is designed to look like it is crafted from striped ribbon.
To accommodate business use, the Patriotic Star stamp is being issued in coils of 3,000 and 10,000 stamps. A release date has not yet been set.