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U.S. Postal Service Premieres Two New Stamp Issuances

Stamp Show to Host Dedication Ceremonies for Innovation and Thank You Forever Stamps



The U.S. Postal Service will dedicate stamps in two new sets, one celebrating the American spirit of innovation and the second offering expressions of thanks.

News of these Forever stamps is being shared with the hashtags #InnovationStamps and #ThankYouStamps.


Separate events for these designs will be held during the American Philatelic Society Virtual Stamp Show and will be posted on the Postal Service’s Facebook and Twitter pages. Please visit and for details of the virtual stamp dedication ceremonies.


Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, at 2 p.m. EDT
Innovation Forever Stamps
Dedicating official: Acting Chief Customer and Marketing Officer Steven Monteith

Friday, Aug. 21, 2020, at 2 p.m. EDT
Thank You Forever Stamps
Dedicating official: Chief Commerce and Business Solutions Officer Jacqueline Krage Strako


Innovation stamps feature five new stamp designs in a pane of 20, showcasing fields in which U.S. scientists and engineers have made significant contributions that have touched lives around the world.

Each stamp design features a photograph of a subject representing Computing, Biomedicine, Genome Sequencing, Robotics and Solar Technology. The word INNOVATION overlays each image in a holographic foil.

Thank You stamps will add visual appeal to notes, cards and letters of thanks to acknowledge a favor, an act of kindness, a job well done or gifts received for any occasion.

The words “Thank You” are highlighted in gold foil in cursive script. An elegant floral design swirls through and around the words. Each of the four stamps features a background color of soft maroon, muted green, grayish blue and purple.

Pre-orders of Innovation and Thank You Forever Stamps can be made online at and by phone at 800-STAMP24 (800-782-6724).

The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.

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