Earth Day first-day ceremony for new global forever stamp

By Jay Bigalke

The preliminary design for the United States nondenominated ($1.15) Sea Surface Temperatures global forever stamp, to be issued April 22 in Washington, D.C.

The round United States nondenominated ($1.15) Sea Surface Temperatures global forever stamp will be issued on Earth Day, April 22, in Washington, D.C.

A first-day ceremony is scheduled to take place at 11 a.m. outside the Department of Energy building at 1000 Independence Ave., S.W.

The stamp pays the international first-class letter rate and is sold in panes of 10.

“The image is one frame in a 1,460-frame animation created from the output of a computer model of Earth’s climate by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory,” the Postal Service reports.

The bright colors on the globe represent variations in sea surface temperatures. USPS art director William J. Gicker designed the stamp.

Published 3/21/2014 12:55 PM