09 June 2015

New stamps from USPS on Coastal Birds



Date of Issue : 1 June 1964

USPS has put on sale a special set of stamps consisting of four items that is dedicated to the Coastal Birds. With the release of these postcard stamps, the U.S. Postal Service® celebrates four eye-catching birds: the red knot (Calidris canutus), king eider (Somateria spectabilis), roseate spoonbill (Platalea ajaja), and magnificent frigatebird (Fregata magnificens).


The stamps feature highly stylized, digital portraits of each bird and were put into circulation on the 1st of June.


Feeding on everything from crustaceans and mollusks to insects and fish, coastal birds can be spotted along beaches, rocky coastlines, and mudflats, as well as in lagoons, wetlands, and other saltwater and freshwater habitats. They account for some of the world’s largest breeding and migratory populations.

The word “POSTCARD” on the stamps indicates their usage value. Like a Forever® stamp, these stamps will always be valid for the rate printed on them. The initial price and value for these stamps is 35 cents. They are being issued in sheets of 20 and coils of 100 stamps.

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