US Stamps

By John M. Hotchner

Postal Service flyer promotes 2011 Go Green stamps

September 24, 2015 01:06 PM

  • This United States Postal Service flyer encourages use of the 2011 Go Green stamps that promote environmentally friendly behaviors. Examples of the flyer are available to Linn’s readers while the supply lasts.

By John M. Hotchner

Every so often the United States Postal Service plugs available stamps using a promotional flyer that pictures the stamps and encourages buying them.

On April 14, 2011, the Postal Service issued a pane of 16 Go Green stamps picturing simple actions that can help conserve natural resources. 

These stamps have special meaning for me because I worked with Sylvia Harris, both of us then members of the Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee, to develop the concept and see it through the committee process. 

By the time the stamps were issued, I had completed my 12 years on the committee, and Sylvia had passed away suddenly while at a meeting, from what was termed “sudden cardiac death.” She was a wonderful person, and I miss her to this day.

In 2011, I squirreled away a batch of the flyers, thinking to offer them, one to a person, to Linn’s readers at some point. They were so well put away, that I only re-found them a few weeks ago. 

If you would like one, please send a stamped, addressed legal-size envelope to me, John Hotchner, at Box 1125, Falls Church, VA 22041-0125.