US Stamps

U.S. Postal Service reveals World Stamp Show stamp design

April 21, 2015 08:51 AM

  • Two new stamps will promote World Stamp Show—NY 2016 later this year. The stamp design is getting mixed reviews from collectors. The nondenominated first-class stamps will be officially issued Aug. 20 during the American Philatelic Society's annual Stampshow, which takes place Aug. 20-23 in Grand Rapids, Mich.

The United States Postal Services revealed the designs of two stamps promoting the upcoming World Stamp Show-NY 2016, taking place May 28-June 4, 2016, in New York City.

The stamps will be offered in panes of 20 with the two vertical designs laid out in a checkerboard pattern. The two stamps share the same design, with one printed entirely in red, and the other in blue.

The design has no pictorial elements. It has a star inside a circle in the center, with text around the star reading "2016 World Stamp Show" across the top, and "New York City" along the bottom.

Additional design elements include a small tablet centered at the top containing "USA," and a tablet centered at the bottom containing "Forever."

The preliminary design was first revealed at the recent American Stamp Dealers Association Spring Postage Stamp Show, April 16-18 in New York City. Plans call for the stamps to be issued later this year.