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