US Stamps

By Joe O'Donnell

Diwali stamp resolution submitted in U.S. Senate: Morning Report

March 30, 2015 10:40 AM

  • Diwali, also known as the “festival of lights,” is an Indian holiday that marks the beginning of the Hindu New Year.

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

1. Diwali stamp

U.S. Sens. Mark Warner (D-Va.) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) submitted a resolution Thursday calling for the U.S. Postal Service to issue a commemorative stamp in honor of the holiday of Diwali. 

“This commemorative stamp is an important recognition of the significance of Diwali to the more than 3 million Indian Americans and 1 billion Indians worldwide who celebrate this holiday,” Warner said in a release posted on his website.

Warner and Cornyn are co-chairs of the Senate India Caucus.

Diwali, also known as the “festival of lights,” is an Indian holiday that marks the beginning of the Hindu New Year.

Read the full release here.

2. Stamps with a cause

Aland's post office, Posten Aland, reported that it has donated more than $10,000 to a youth anti-drug program through the sale of Aland's third semipostal stamp, also called Zero Tolerance.

3. USPS delays rate hike

"A rate increase that the United States Postal Service had planned to implement April 26 has been delayed."

Read why.

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5. Something social