17 January 2013

Sealed with Love..




Date of Issue : February 1, 2013

Hi !

Here is a beautiful stamp to be issued by USPS for this year’s Valentine Day !! The stamp has a touch of soft and elegant romantic gesture…to be liked by one and all !! So make your Valentine’ Day very special with this beautiful romantic stamp !!

This is all for this Morning …..More in Next Post…. Have a Great Time !!

Evoking the romance of a bygone era, the U.S. Postal Service 2013 Sealed with Love (Forever®) stamp expresses the joy and beauty of handwritten love letters. The stamp art depicts an envelope fastened with an elegant wax seal. The seal, in shades of red, is a small heart enclosed inside a larger heart, both surrounded by a graceful filigree circle. The exquisite delicacy of the stamp art invites one to send their own love letters, a romantic gesture that never goes out of style.


This elegant First Day Cover carries an affixed Sealed with Love stamp and a First Day of Issue color postmark.Evoking the romance of handwritten love letters, the stamp art depicts an envelope flap fastened with a red wax seal—a small heart inside a larger heart, surrounded by a delicate filigree circle. The complimentary postmark design features custom script typography, and includes the official First Day of Issue date and location.

The Victorians were ardent letter writers and believed that there was a proper way to compose letters, particularly love letters. Etiquette manuals aided Victorian romantics in penning appropriate letters to their beloveds. While these books reflected the Victorian obsession with propriety, the senders still wished to make their feelings known, and there was a precise etiquette for using sealing wax. Although today red is the color most associated with passion, in the mid-1800s, blue was the color of love, with wax of various shades denoting the degree of emotion felt by the sender.

The Sealed with Love stamp is being issued as a Forever® stamp in self-adhesive sheets of 20. Forever stamps are always equal in value to the current First-Class Mail one-ounce rate.

Kaleidoscope Flowers on new USPS stamps


Date of Issue : 14 January 2013

Spring flowers, state flowers, wildflowers — these are but a few of the many botanical subjects on stamps issued by the U.S. Postal Service. Flowers are among the most popular subjects for collectors and the stamp-buying public. In a modern twist on a perennial favorite, the Kaleidoscope Flowers stamps combine the allure of flowers with the impact of modern computer graphics.


The set of four stamps depict the same contemporary flower drawing, with each stamp featuring one of four different color combinations: red and blue, green and purple, orange and violet, or pink and green. Some of the color combinations create the illusion that patterns recede or come forward, giving the stamps a dramatic visual appeal. The lines and curves of the drawing are reminiscent of a kaleidoscope flower—familiar, yet at the same time utterly distinctive.


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