Skip to comments.2012 USPS New Issues Calendar
Posted on 01/08/2012 1:37:52 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
This list is in approximate chronological order, although in most cases dates and places of issue have not been decided. More stamp issues will be added here as they are announced.
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I guess next year we will have stamps showing “Cats at Work” :) - do not worry, I like cats.
I hate mine, most of all.
Cats at Work
LOL, cat stamps and puppy stamps, that would be good!
I really like some of the silly stamps I’ve gotten.
And I got really nice ones last year for valentine’s day, they were the face cards of a playing deck. Very pretty.
I’m sure I read somewhere recently that the Postal Service had decided to drop the long observed practice of issuing stamps only for deceased so that living celebrities — like Pamela Anderson — could be featured on stamps. A decision, I think, that had something to do with increasing revenue.
It looks like that decision has been rescinded.
They are desperate enough to sell “first class forever stamps”, while the price of first class is scheduled to increase within months; they are raking in cash now for a service they may bot be able to provide in the near future (or at least on a reduced schedule).
They capitalized e.e. cummings on the poets series. SHAME!
Wow. Their bad. Maybe they’re closet E.E. “Doc” Smith fans :-)
The flag stamp saying “freedom” with the forever crossed out next to the 2012 is ominous.
Arizona StatehoodOkay. Now that I've looked, I must admit that I probably didn't know who Brien McMahon was because I still wouldn't know without Google. (He was a CT Senator who died in 1952.)
Charles Evans Hughes
Seattle World's Fair
New Mexico Statehood
World United Against Malaria
The Homestead Act
Brien McMahon - Atomic Energy Act - Peaceful Uses
National Apprenticeship Program
But my original impression stands. I think it is stupid that the Post Office finds the need to glorify nonentities.
It’s crossed out only to prevent using the image as fraudulent postage. They used to cross out the denominated value when stamps still had numbers on them. (Go back and look at the list, you’ll find a few special postage rate stamps that have numbers and, whaddayaknow, they are crossed out too :-)
That is, they used to cross out the numbers when lists of stamps with reasonably life size, accurate images were published in magazines etc. Now with the Internet, there’s all the more need to do that, since images from the Internet could be so easily manipulated for size. Yeah, I suppose a good photoshopper could change the crossed out “forever” to a non-crossed-out forever, but would it be worth it? Who uses first class snail mail anymore? And what would it cost to print out reasonably compelling counterfeits?
But it’s just standard practice, so they keep doing it even if counterfeiting first-class rate stamps would hardly pay.