18 December 2013

2014 – Lunar New Year of Horse



Around the world, a new year is welcomed with noise! Chinese drums, with drumsticks painted red for luck, highlight the U.S. Postal Service’s 2014 Year of the Horse stamp, seventh in the Celebrating Lunar New Year series. The Year of the Horse begins on January 31, 2014, and ends on February 18, 2015.

Across many cultures, in the United States as elsewhere, the Lunar New Year is celebrated in various ways, often with parades and parties. Firecrackers are traditionally used to scare off evil spirits and welcome this time of renewed hope for the future. Lucky foods are eaten — kumquats,  given as gifts. Festive lanterns, colored red for luck  are common decorations at Lunar New Year celebrations, where they are frequently hung in rows.

The date of issue of this stamp will be declared soon by USPS. The stamp is so beautiful, a nice collectible item for all.

The Year of the Horse stamp is being issued as a Forever® stamp in self-adhesive sheets of 12. Forever stamps are always equal in value to the current First-Class Mail® one-ounce rate.

Snowflakes on US stamps..…


Date of Issue : October 1, 2013

Here is another beautiful set of Stamps issued by USPS in October this year featuring Snowflakes..Celebrating the winters.

Let it snow! The five stamps each feature a photograph of a different snowflake. Although they are all the same type of snowflake — stellar dendrites, with six branching, treelike arms — each of the five looks entirely different. Each snowflake is set against a background of colors that fade from white at the bottom to icy blues and purples at the tops. Along the bottom of each stamp are the words “Presorted Standard.”

Winter is long. Brighten it up by using the beautiful, ethereal Snowflakes stamps for the holidays and beyond.


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