New Butterfly Square Stamp 2016

Tomorrow, on September 24, the US Postal Service is issuing a New Butterfly Square Stamp.   While Fall is officially in the air it continues to be a delight to see so many butterflies in our yard.

There are several blog readers here I personally know who love butterflies.    This includes our newest email blog subscriber!

You may have noticed that on some greeting cards the envelope has an image of a butterfly printed on the envelope stamp corner.  This indicates the irregularly sized envelope needs additional postage which the Butterfly stamp fulfills the surcharge rate.

Eastern Tailed-Blue butterfly stamp 

There are two articles about the new Butterfly stamp I’m sharing today.     First, there is the August 30, 2016, USPS Postal News.  The USPS is issuing the Eastern Tailed-Blue butterfly stamp on September 24 in Kansas City, Mo.    It is the sixth in the series of square Butterfly stamps by the US Postal Service.   Look for it in a pane of 20 stamps, at 68 cents each.  It is “issued to fulfill the non-machineable first-class rate, which applies to certain irregularly sized envelopes, including square greeting card envelopes.”

Image of USPS 2015 Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly stamp

The second article is at Linn’s Stamp News which including the 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 Butterfly stamps in the series.

Here is a link to my blog post from last year on the USPS Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly.  It is still fun to pull out the Cavallini Butterfly Postcards to use for snail-mail! My plans this weekend include using more of the postcards and I’ll be sure to include a butterfly sticker on each one.   Wishing you a great weekend.  Join me tomorrow for my Saturday blog post.

Anchors Aweigh,   


New Butterfly Square Stamp Attribution & Thank you to the following I’m referencing today

Image above Eastern Tailed-Blue (Butterfly) Stamp United States Postal Service Postal News. “Butterfly Stamp to Alight On Post Office Locations Across Nation” August 30, 2016 @USPSStamps @USPS

Image of Cavallini Butterflies Carte Postale

Excerpt Linn’s Stamp News US STAMPS Sixth U.S. Butterfly stamp’s technical details, issue date announced  September 20, 2016 09:00 AM By Michael Baadke blog posts written by Helen Rittersporn: Image of USPS Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly stamp from June 02, 2015.  Image of Cavallini Butterflies Carte Postale April 20, 2016.




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