Star Trek stamps are among the new U.S. Stamp designs just announced for 2016!
Welcome to 2016 here at AnchoredScraps.com. It is fun that yesterday’s blog post included my reference to the “The Trouble with Tribbles” 1967 episode from the television classic Star Trek. The Postal Service Previews for 2016 Stamps was announced on December 30th.
Star Trek stamps to celebrate 50th Anniversary
“Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the television premiere, the new Star Trek Forever stamps showcase four digital illustrations inspired by classic elements of the television program:
- the Starship Enterprise inside the outline of a Starfleet insignia against a gold background;
- the silhouette of a crewman in a transporter against a red background;
- the silhouette of the Enterprise from above against a green background; and,
- the Enterprise inside the outline of the Vulcan salute (Spock’s iconic hand gesture) against a blue background
The words “SPACE… THE FINAL FRONTIER,” from Captain Kirk’s famous voice-over appear beneath the stamps against a background of stars. The stamps were designed by Heads of State under the art direction of Antonio Alcalá.”
There is also a great article at USA Today on these Star Trek Stamps for celebrating the 50th anniversary.
Our calendar frontier
These are just a few observations for our calendar planning 2016.
- We get an extra day with Leap Year – Feb 29 is on a Monday.
- This year will find Easter arriving early – it is on March 27.
- July 4th will be on a Monday.
- And both Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve will be on Saturdays.
The image above of the 33¢ New Year 2000 I ordered back in December from EdelweissPost – for going on a few letters in the outgoing mail tomorrow. All of the other stamps included in the referenced announcement above we will cover some more in future blog posts.
For now beaming in the New Year 2016!
Attribution & Thank you to the following who are referenced today —
Image upper left U.S. Postal Service #3369 33¢ New Year 2000, issued on December 27, 1999. Paraphrased from MysticStamp.com – The U.S. Postal Service issued a unique stamp to honor this extra special New Year’s Day for the arrival of the new millennium. It features the artwork from one of the most popular “Saturday Evening Post” artists – of illustrator Joseph Christian (J.C.) Leyendecker. The image of the New Year’s baby on this U.S. postage stamp was the January 2, 1937.
Postal Service Previews 2016 Stamps Star Trek, NASA’s New Horizons and Shirley Temple are among Topics Highlighted December 30, 2015
Image above from September 17, 1976 by The Shuttle Enterprise – GPN-2000-001363.jpg: NASA derivative work: Nesnad (The Shuttle Enterprise – GPN-2000-001363.jpg) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons. “The Space Shuttle Enterprise rolls out of the Palmdale manufacturing facilities with Star Trek television cast and crew members. From left to right, the following are pictured: DeForest Kelley, who portrayed Dr. “Bones” McCoy on the series; George Takei (Mr. Sulu); James Doohan (Chief Engineer Montgomery “Scotty” Scott); Nichelle Nichols(Lt. Uhura); Leonard Nimoy (Mr. Spock); series creator Gene Roddenberry; NASA Deputy Administrator George Low; and, Walter Koenig (Ensign Pavel Chekov).”
AnchoredScraps.com blog post “Auld Lang Syne” & Tribbles written on December 31, 2015 by Helen Rittersporn