Friday, January 8, 2016

United States Postal Service to issue Forever Pets stamps later in 2016

The United States Postal Service will be issuing a cool booklet of First-Class Forever Pets stamps later this year.
With these 20 new stamps, the U.S. Postal Service celebrates the animals in our lives that bring joy, companionship and love.

The stamp art for Pets features 20 existing photographs of different animals taken against white backgrounds by Eric Isselée. Each photograph represents animals we love from these groups: puppies, betta fish, iguanas, hamsters, goldfish, parrots, guinea pigs, tortoises, rabbits, kittens, corn snakes, mice, hermit crabs, chinchillas, gerbils, dogs, parakeets, horses, cats and geckos.

Art director Derry Noyes designed these stamps, inspired by her lifelong love of animals. “The goal was to capture the essence of each animal,” she says. “There’s no need for special effects. The animals speak for themselves. I love the variety of shapes, colors, textures, and facial expressions.”
Pets are being issued as Forever stamps. Forever stamps are always equal in value to the current First-Class Mail one-ounce price.

The date of the stamps issuance will be provided at a later date.


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