Tuesday, June 12, 2012

US - France Joint Issue Postage Stamps Honor
Miles Davis and Edit Piaf

U.S. postage stamps are first to feature a QR Code
for smart phones.


NEW YORK — Music speaks an international language, crossing borders and oceans.

The U.S. Postal Service and La Poste of France celebrate a lively conversation between continents with the issuance of the Miles Davis and Edith Piaf stamps.

The U.S. version of the stamps, issued as Forever stamps, go on sale at Post Offices nationwide. The U.S. version and La Poste versions can be purchased in the United States online at usps.com and by phone at 800-STAMP24 (800-782-6724).

This is the first time the United States and France have jointly issued a stamp since 1989, when both countries honored the bicentennial of the French Revolution.

The Miles Davis and Edith Piaf stamps also feature another historic first. For the first time, a QR code is printed on the back of the stamps. The code can be scanned with a smart phone. A landing page opens with an option to . . .

Read more at usps.com

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