New Postcrossing Stamp

postage stamp with Postcrossing Germany 2022

I sure hope the US one day soon adds a colorful, creative, whimsical Postcrossing stamp to their new stamp releases! On my wish list is to receive this stamp on an envelope from Germany. Isn’t it a delight? I saw this featured on the Postcrossing blog. The stamp is scheduled to be released October 6,…

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Postcrossing Stamps

postcrossing postage stamp

I’m on a mission to add some Postcrossing stamps to my small but charming stamp collection. I belong to Postcrossing, the best way to send and receive postcards from around the world. I joined Postcrossing in 2005 and since then have received and sent almost 450 postcards. I learned about Postcrossing postage stamps on their…

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Halloween Stamps

classic movie monster pane of usa postage stamps

Halloween is a great time to send mail – cute cards and fun stamps! I recently received these five stamps from Errol Murphy in Texas who sells older/unused stamps at face value. He doesn’t always have certain ones on hand, but he tries to honor requests for specific stamps. These Classic Movie Monster stamps were…

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Fun Stamps

cartoon monsters postage stamp

New stamps are regularly released at the United States Postal Service. This whimsically fun Message Monsters stamp assortment will be available on September 24, 2021. On Sunday, August 29, 2021, the cost of a first class stamp in the US will go from .55 to .58. Of course, the Forever stamps are automatically honored at…

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Star Wars Droid Stamps 2021

Star Wars Droid Stamp

May the 4th be with you! Get this sheet of stamps at the United States Post Office. They will be available on May 4, 2021. You can pre-order online now or wait to visit your post office in person. I love to order online as soon as I see new stamps. It costs $1.30 in…

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Espresso Stamps Go on Sale April 9, 2021

coffee stamps

I love these new stamps! The Espresso Stamps go on sale on April 9, 2021, and can be pre-ordered from USPS.  New stamps are always released with a first-day-of-issue ceremony that includes speakers and other fanfare depending on the theme and location. Seattle, Wash., is the location of this stamp’s new release ceremony. In these…

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Barn Stamps USPS

four different barn stamps

The price of a regular size (4×6) postcard in the US went from .35 cents to .36 cents. Of course, the previous postcard stamps are still good since they are forever stamps (one of the benefits of having stamps be forever stamps. This is the trade-off we get by not having the face value of…

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Stamp Collecting

uncle sam on bicycle stamp

I’ve started a new hobby: Stamp Collecting. I love seeing fun, different stamps on all of the mail I receive and I make an effort to use stamps that I think the recipient might enjoy. I’ve saved stamps for a long time, mostly by color, some by theme, to use them in my zines, artist…

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New Bugs Bunny Postage Stamps

bugs bunny postage stamps

The new Bugs Bunny forever stamp will be released on July 27, 2020. There are 10 colorful, creative stamps included in this set of 20 stamps (two of each). Currently the USPS is releasing a photo a day of each image until the stamps go on sale on July 27. First Day of Issue Ceremony…

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A Preview of New US Postage Stamps in 2020

Celebrate postage stamp 2020

Here’s a sneak peak at the new first-class stamps coming out in the first half of 2020. As a reminder, effective January 26, 2020, the price to mail a postcard or 1 oz letter internationally will increase from $1.15 to $1.20. Some package mailings will see slight price increases too. All other prices for first-class…

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