17 June 2013

New stamps from USA



Date of Issue : April 11, 2013  

Yes I Do

The Yes, I Do stamp is part of an ongoing series of issues that can be used to mail Wedding invitations. The 66¢ 2-ounce rate stamp can be used on the outer envelope, which contains the Wedding invitation, an RSVP card, and an RSVP envelope.

The Yes, I Do stamp is intended to add a festive, colorful flair to wedding correspondence, with the words “Yes, I Do” nestled in a bouquet of stylized flowers in the shape of a heart.


Date of Issue : April 11, 2013 

Where Dreams Blossom 

With a stylized bouquet of flowers similar to the design of the 2013 two-ounce Yes, I Dowedding stamp, the Postal Service has titled the one-ounce Weddings stamp Where Dreams Blossom. The stamp is  issued as a Forever stamp. While it is intended for use on save-the-date notices, response cards, and thank-you notes, it can be used on any one-ounce First Class letter rate mail.

A Flag for All Seasons


Date of Issue : May 3, 2013

In 2008 the USPS issued the 24/7 Flags, showing Old Glory at four times throughout the day and night. Now they have issued four stamps showing the American Flag from the heights of sunny summer to the snowy depths of winter.

Each of the four A Flag For All Seasons stamps shows an American flag, viewed from below, flying from a pole at full staff against a background of trees that evoke one of the four seasons of the year.


Lydia Mendoza (Music Icons)


Date of Issue :  May 15, 2013  

One of the first and greatest stars of Tejano music, Lydia Mendoza is seen strumming her 12-string guitar on this stamp, one of several that will be part of a Music Icons series. The square stamp is intended to capture the look of a vintage 45-rpm record sleeve, down to a slight weathering away of the colors. The stamp art features a black-and-white publicity photo of Mendoza taken in the 1950s, with the flag of Texas, Mendoza's home state, splashed across the photo.

Nicknamed La Alondra de la Frontera, the Lark of the Border, Lydia Mendoza performed the Spanish-language music of the Texas-Mexico borderlands and beyond. Born into a musical family, Mendoza first performed with her mother, father, and sister in stores and restaurants. She recorded more than a thousand songs in a career that spanned seven decades.

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