US Stamps

By Jay Bigalke

Three new United States holiday stamp issues planned

July 22, 2014 09:30 AM

The United States Postal Service plans to offer three new holiday stamp issues this fall, most likely in October or November.

The contemporary issue will feature Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer forever stamps in a double-sided pane of 20 (convertible booklet format). This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Rankin/Bass television production Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, which debuted Dec. 6, 1964.

The traditional stamp is titled Christmas Magi. It is also planned as a forever stamp in a double-sided pane of 20 (convertible booklet format).

A new holiday-theme global forever stamp is planned in a pane of 10, but the design subject has not been announced.

Postal Service spokesman Mark Saunders told Linn’s there will be no new stamps for Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or Eid in 2014, since current supplies of those stamps remain sufficient to meet customer demand for the 2014 holidays.

Saunders indicated that artwork for the new stamp issues was not available.