Friday, July 29, 2011

U.S. Merchant Marine Postage Stamps Released

KINGS POINT, NY — The Postal Service today salutes the U.S. Merchant Marine by issuing 60 million Forever stamps to set sail through the nation’s mail stream starting today.

Related events will take place on the S.S. Lane Victory Liberty ship in San Pedro, CA, today and tomorrow in Baltimore, MD, on the S.S. John W. Brown Liberty ship.

“The new four-stamp pane that we are issuing today features vessels that have formed an important part of our country’s maritime history — clipper ships, auxiliary steamships, Liberty ships and container ships,” said Jim Cochrane, vice president, Product Information. “As we dedicate these stamps, we pay homage not only to the ships, but also to the . . .

Read more at: usps.com

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