Three times the stamp fun!

Today has seen a lot of fun things with the stamp world:  1) the new U.S. stamps for the remainder of 2015 and 2016 were revealed – including Charlie Brown Christmas stamps, 2) there were two Forever stamps unveiled, and 3) all of this was done at the American Philatelic Society (APS) StampShow in Grand Rapids, Michigan which began today.

List of upcoming new U.S. Stamps announced

Attribution: Image of four of the ten different “A Charlie Brown Christmas” Forever stamps that will be issued by the USPS October 1, 2015.

There is a great article today on  Linn’s Stamp News – “Upcoming U.S. stamps for 2015, 2016 revealed” – which lists the new U.S. stamps including confirmation with the USPS that there will be a set of 10 Christmas stamps featuring A Charlie Brown Christmas to be issued October 01.     You will want to read their article for the details – the only stamp they were showing an image of was the Charlie Brown which I’ve included.  In checking over at the USPSStamps site I did not find anything about this listed yet.

The list shows for 2015 of new U.S. Stamps:  Sept. 2, Spectrum Eagle coil; Oct. 1, A Charlie Brown Christmas; Oct. 23, Geometric Snowflakes; 2015, date unknown, Neon Celebrate.

And for 2016 new U.S. Stamps (at least for the first half):  January, Year of the Monkey; 2016, first quarter, Quilled Paper Heart; 2016, first quarter, Richard Allen; 2016, first quarter, Sarah Vaughan; 2016, first quarter, Botanical Art; 2016, second quarter, Indiana Statehood; 2016, second quarter, Jaime Escalante; 2016, second quarter, Pets; 2016, second quarter, World Stamp Show-NY 2016;   and 2016, second quarter, Repeal of the Stamp Act in 1766. 

Two New Forever Stamps: World Stamp Show, and Ingrid Bergman

Attribution: World Stamp Show-NY 2016 – Forever 49¢ | It has 2 Stamp Designs

World Stamp Show – NY 2016 with two designs  – Forever ® 49c  – From the USPS site: “With these elegant stamps reminiscent of classic engraved 19th-century stamps and banknotes, the U.S. Postal Service® heralds the coming World Stamp Show-NY 2016 and invites philatelists and amateur stamp enthusiasts alike to attend. From May 28 to June 4, 2016, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City, more than 250,000 visitors are expected to enjoy eight days of amazing philatelic events and displays.”   Issue Date: August 20, 2015

Ingrid Bergman – Today’s tweet from the USPS Stamps about it being released – Forever® stamp.  From my July 06 blog post:  The Ingrid Bergman Stamp will be issued jointly by the U.S. Postal Service and Sweden Post and go on sale Aug. 20, 2015. Award-winning actress Ingrid Bergman will be honored as the 19th stamp in the Legends of Hollywood series

The APS StampShow is underway

The Philatelic Society (APS) StampShow, August 20-23, 2015 – event is held in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  Their Twitter feed is being kept current with the latest from the show.

Attribution: @USPSStamps on Twitter August 20, 2015 “Also released today: The gorgeous #IngridBergman Forever® stamp. Pick yours up today!…”

Thank you to the American Philatelic Society  (On Twitter @APS_stamps), the United States Postal Service (On Twitter @USPS and @USPSStampsand Linn’s Stamp News (On Twitter:@LinnsStampNews) who are referenced in today’s blog post making it fun to be kept up date with the latest.  

It is going to be a fun Fall with the upcoming stamps to look forward to – especially knowing it includes “A Charlie Brown Christmas”!   Join me tomorrow as we wrap up the work week here at and look ahead to the weekend.

Anchors Aweigh,  




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