US Stamps

Snowman on new USPS holiday postage label

Oct 1, 2023, 11 AM
The United States Postal Service’s 2023 holiday computer-vended postage label shows an image from one of the Snow Globes forever stamps issued Sept. 19.

By Linn’s Staff

The United States Postal Service will feature an image of a snowman on its computer-vended postage label for the Christmas holiday season.

Preliminary artwork seen by Linn’s Stamp News shows an image from one of the four Snow Globes forever stamps issued Sept. 19 in a double-sided pane of 20.

In the artwork for the postage label, the image of the snowman was cropped on all four sides to show only the snowman and not the snow globe that encases it on the stamp design.

The postage labels are dispensed at self-service kiosks installed in many post offices across the country. Post offices tend to load the preprinted holiday postage labels at different times.

Linn’s reached out to the Postal Service for this year’s official load-in date, but did not receive an answer at the time of publication.

With the exception of 2019, the labels have been issued annually sometime between mid-October and mid-November since the USPS created its first full-color holiday-themed vended postage labels in 2012.

Collectors interested in obtaining the new postage label can look online for a post office location that has a self-service kiosk. Visit the Postal Service’s website and under “Location Types,” click the down arrow and select “Self-Service Kiosks” from the drop-down menu.

Then enter a city and state (or ZIP code), select a distance radius for your search and click on the search button.

The postage labels vended by the kiosks are listed as computer-vended postage stamps in the Scott Specialized Catalogue of United States Stamps and Covers.

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