US Stamps

By Joe O'Donnell

USPS celebrates new Year of the Ram stamp in San Francisco: Morning Report

February 10, 2015 11:00 AM

  • Officials celebrate the launch of the new Year of the Ram stamp from the United States Postal Service on Feb. 7 in San Francisco.

Linn's Stamp News gives you a quick look at what's going on in the world of stamp-collecting:

1. Launch party

The U.S. Postal Service sent the above photo from the Feb. 7 first-day of Issue ceremony for the new Year of the Ram stamp, the eighth in the current Lunar New Year series.

The ceremony was held at the Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco.

From left to right are: Linda Thomas, SFP&DC (National Anthem) distribution supervisor; Ken Lee, acting CEO of the Organization of Chinese Americans; Claudine Cheng, former national president of the Organization of Chinese Americans; Kam Mak, stamp artist for the second Lunar New Year stamp series; San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee; San Francisco Postmaster Raj Sanghera; Eddie Au, president of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce's supervisory board; Song Ning Ma, presiding president of the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association; and Debbie Brady, manager of marketing for the San Francisco District. 

2. What's new on Linns.com?

"While continuing to report it still operates at a deficit, the United States Postal Service made a major concession to critics who say the government agency is in far better financial shape than its deficits indicate."

Read more here.

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