This week on our Facebook page, we started announcing the issue dates for many of the 2013 stamps. In case you missed them, here’s what we’ve announced so far:
The beguiling and beautiful Kaleidoscope Flowers stamps will be available beginning Monday, January 14. These stamps will be issued at a First-Class Mail denomination (46 cents) in coils of 3,000 and 10,000 stamps. Aren’t they gorgeous?!
The Lunar New Year: Year of the Snake Forever® stamp will be issued on Wednesday, January 16, just in time for the beginning of the new year on February 10. People born in the Year of the Snake are said to be deeply philosophical, mysterious, and comfortable being alone. Does that describe you?
The 2013 postcard stamps featuring four of America’s favorite apple varieties will be available online and in Post Offices nationwide beginning Thursday, January 17. Baldwin, Northern Spy, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith . . . No matter which you prefer, all four varieties make for delightful, cheery stamps, don’t you think?
The Spicebush Swallowtail stamp will be available beginning Wednesday, January 23. The stamp’s 66-cent rate means that it can be used to mail large greeting cards and other items of non-standard shapes and sizes. Many envelopes requiring additional postage will feature a silhouette of a butterfly to suggest the use of this stamp.
And now, we have an announcement that hasn’t yet been made on our Facebook page:
The puffins are coming! That’s right. The 86-cent Tufted Puffins stamp will be available beginning Wednesday, January 23. It will be issued in sheets of 20 self-adhesive stamps and can be used to mail First-Class items weighing more than 2 ounces and up to and including 3 ounces. What kinds of things will you mail with these little guys?
Finally we want to thank our followers on Twitter for the “favorite stamps I wish would be reissued one day” conversation earlier this week. You all had wonderful suggestions. But we were most surprised by the request from @TomTillander that the 1964 Amateur Radio stamp be reissued. This is the best we can do, Tom: