Quilled Paper Heart stamps available

Quilled Paper Heart stamps available

Included in my January 1st blog post here was mention of the Postal Service Previews 2016 Stamps which includes the Quilled Paper Heart Stamp.   It is the 44th inductee into the Postal Service’s Love stamp series.  The First-Day-of-Issue ceremony was held yesterday at Dallas Love Field Airport, January 12 in Dallas, TX.

“The stamp art features an elegant heart created using the ancient art of quilling. Quilling involves rolling and shaping narrow strips of paper, laying them on their edges, and gluing them in place to form intricate designs. The heart shape in the center of the stamp art is made from paper strips of many colors and is surrounded by white paper swirls on a white background…”

From Twitter today, January 13, 2016 @USPSstamps

Quilled Paper Heart stamps available

At the USPS.com web site the stamps are available for purchase.   My experience the past few months of stamps not always being available immediately when they are released has found their website to be a good backup plan if your local Post Office does not immediately have them in stock.

“In 2016, the U.S. Postal Service® issues another stamp in its popular Love series, Quilled Paper Heart. Quilling—also called paper filigree—involves rolling and shaping narrow strips of paper, laying them on their edges, and gluing them in place to form intricate designs. The origin of the name “quilling” is obscure, but it might have come from the first tool used to create the paper curls, the base of a feather or quill.”

There is still time if you wish to order First-Day-of-Issue Postmark  

From the VirtualStampClub site they list the seven philatelic products for this stamp issue:   “586306 Press Sheet with Die-Cut, $98.00 (print quantity 250); 586308 Press Sheet without Die-Cut, $98.00 (print quantity 500); 586310 Digital Color Postmark Keepsake, $11.95; 586316 First-Day Cover, $0.93; 586321 Digital Color Postmark, $1.64; 586324 Framed Art, $39.95; and 586330 Ceremony Program, $6.95.”

Their site provides full instructions on ordering First-Day-Of-Issue Postmarks, here is an excerpt:

Image of Digital Color Postmark

“How to Order the First-Day-of-Issue Postmark:
Customers have 60 days to obtain the first-day-of-issue postmark by mail. They may purchase new stamps at their local Post Office, at The Postal Store® website at http://www.usps.com/shop, or by calling 800-782-6724. They should affix the stamps to envelopes of their choice, address the envelopes (to themselves or others), and place them in a larger envelope addressed to:

Quilled Paper Heart Stamp
401 Tom Landry Freeway, Rm 645
Dallas, TX 75260-9998″

Here’s to having fun preparing for upcoming Valentine’s Day card mail with these beautiful stamps!  Love them!

Anchors Aweigh,  


Attribution & Thank you to the following who are referenced today —

Image upper left U.S.P.S. Quilled Paper Heart Forever stamp part of the U.S. Postal Service Love Series

Excerpt from Love Takes Shape U.S.P.S. website

Image above of Digital Color Postmark and excerpt from the VirtualStampClub site  Quilled Paper Heart (U.S. 2016) @LloydStamps

Twitter @USPSstamps January 13, 2016 “Travelers at @DallasLoveField were given paper hearts to take on a trip. How far has your heart traveled?#LoveStamp”

AnchoredScraps.com blog post Star Trek stamps announced beaming in 2016 January 01, 2016 written by Helen Rittersporn



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