Wednesday, May 25, 2016

FINALLY! Classic old engraved U.S. stamps to reappear again in Classic Forever set on June 1, 2016

To be issued on June 1, 2016

From: Linn's Stamps News:

http://www.linns.com/news/us-stamps-postal-history/2016/may/classic-stamp-designs-classisc-forever-set.html

As part of its seven-day series of new stamp issues for World Stamp Show-NY 2016, the United States Postal Service is reaching back to the 19th century to recreate six stamps in a set it is calling Classics Forever.

The new stamps have engraved designs and are intaglio-printed to make them similar to the originals.

Details of how the designs were reproduced were not immediately available from the Postal Service, and there is no listing for an engraver or portrait artist in the technical details published by the Postal Service.

Three of the stamps pay tribute to George Washington, two feature Benjamin Franklin, and one honors Abraham Lincoln.

The stamps will be issued June 1 during the stamp show at the Javits Center in New York City. The dedicating official for the Postal Service will be Gary C. Reblin, USPS new products and innovation vice president.

Entrance to the stamp show is free, and the 11 a.m. ceremony is open to the public.

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