WASHINGTON – The U.S. Postal Service has issued a preview of its 2016 stamp program, and there’s something for everyone — whether you’re a fan of trucks, outer space, movies, trucks or flowers.
The 2016 lineup includes stamps featuring Sarah Vaughan, Star Trek, NASA’s New Horizons mission, Trucks, Shirley Temple, soda fountain delights and the holidays — just to name a small handful.
“Our stamps articulate the American experience through miniature works of art,” said Acting Stamp Services Director Mary-Anne Penner. “Our diverse stamp topics for 2016 are sure to appeal to everyone, and with the New Year just around the corner, now is a perfect time to get started in stamp collecting. It’s an educational hobby the entire family can enjoy.”
The Postal Service is also previewing a number of new holiday stamps. A new holiday contemporary stamp is in development and will be previewed at a later date.
If you’re a stamp collector, the USPS has released the date of issuance for some of these stamps on its website, USPS.com, as well as the location for the stamp dedication ceremony. Other dates and locations will be announced in the coming months.
Scroll through our photo gallery for a preview of the various stamps: