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Forever Stamps in Sports Ball Theme

Submitted by on July 5, 2017 – 2:14 pmNo Comment

Get Your Child’s Favorite Sports Ball Forever Stamp

The U.S. Postal Service dedicated the first-of-its-kind stamps with the look — and feel — of balls used in eight popular sports. Available nationwide as of June 14, 2017, the “Have a Ball!” Forever stamps depict balls used in baseball, basketball, football, golf, kickball, soccer, tennis and volleyball.

A special coating applied to selected areas of the stamps during the printing process gives them a texture that mimics the feel of:

a baseball’s stitching;
a golf ball’s dimples;
a tennis ball’s seams;
a soccer ball or volleyball’s textured panels; and,
the different raised patterns of a football, basketball and kickball.

These round Forever stamps are available in panes of 16 that include two stamps of each design. Stamp artist Daniel Nyari of Long Island City, NY, and stamp designer Mike Ryan of Charlottesville, VA, worked with Art Director Greg Breeding of Charlottesville, VA to create the stamp images.

The Have a Ball! stamps are being issued as Forever stamps which are always equal in value to the current First-Class Mail service 1-ounce price.

Customers have 60 days to obtain the first-day-of-issue postmark by mail. They may purchase new stamps at their local Post Office, at usps.com/shop, or by calling 800-782-6724.

 

 

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