(AS TO) – An entire batch of new stamps is headed to post offices across the country.
The United States Postal Service announced the 2022 stamp program last fall with stamps featuring American flags, blueberries, LOVE 2022, Edmonia Lewis, Title IX, Katharine Graham, women’s rowing, paintings by George Morrison and many others. Now USPS has unveiled even more designs.
- African Daisy: The African daisy is native to southern Africa, and plants of its genus are widely available in the United States. This round world stamp can be used to mail a 1 ounce letter anywhere in the world where the First Class Mail International service is available. This stamp will be available March 14 in Kansas City, Mo.
- Flags on the barns: This stamp recognizes the many American flags painted on barns across the country. The watercolor stamps will be sold in self-adhesive reels of 3,000 and 10,000 for use in bulk mail.
- Floral geometry: The two Floral Geometry stamps are designed for parcels, large envelopes and other mail. They are denominated at $2 and $5. The $2 stamp is issued in installments of 10, while the $5 stamp is issued in installments of four.
- Mariachi: Honoring the mariachi music so integral to Mexican-American culture, this stamp features five different musicians dressed in the traditional garb of a mariachi performer. These stamps are presented in sheets of 20.
- Monument Valley: This stamp captures the image of Monument Valley in the style of a vintage travel guide. It will be released in Monument Valley, Utah on February 14.
- Palace of Fine Arts: This stamp captures the image of the Palace of Fine Arts in the Marina district of San Francisco. This is a Priority Mail Express stamp that will be available on February 14 in San Francisco, CA.
- Shell Silverstein: Shel Silverstein is one of the most prolific children’s authors and artists of the last century. The stamp honors his book “The Giving Tree”, which was first published in 1964.
In a statement last fall, USPS Director of Stamp Services William Gicker said, “The new 2022 stamps are miniature works of art, designed to be educational and appeal to collectors and pen pals around the world. whole world.”
“As always, the program features a variety of topics celebrating American culture and history,” Gicker concluded. “The vibrant colors and unique designs of this year’s selections will add a special touch of beauty to your envelopes.”