It was a very wet and rainy winter day, and I spend a good part of the day working in the warm kitchen bringing my stamp collection up to date for the year. Surprisingly, I discovered a number of US postage stamps that most people in the country probably have never even seen this year.CircusWagon

This was a special die-cut souvenir sheet showing a large $1 Circus Poster stamp and two 50-cent Circus Wagon stamps.

Then there were two circular Global stamps for mailing letters to foreign countries. The basic stamp showing the heat patterns of the ocean.Global

And the special Global Mail stamp for holiday mailings.Global Holiday



And while you might have seen the special BATMAN stamp issue showing the Caped Crusader as he looked at four different stages of his crime-fighting career …


… did you know that the four different circular Bat Signals are also valid postage stamps?

There were stamps honoring celebrities, citizens, flowers, birds,  butterflies, flags and historic events.  And all are available at your local post office and online at the USPS Store at https://www.usps.com/

Finally, in my opinion, the most confusing stamp issue of 2014 was the Farmer’s Market that showed four tiny stamps in a single strip.Farmer's Market


Too much information on a single stamp.

So support our Postal Service, buy some stamps of your choice and surprise a friend with a real mail card or letter. It’s a totally personal way to let them know you’re really thinking about them.



About Robert Edler

... a somewhat unknown and/or imaginary actor, writer, director, producer, photographer, friend, brother, uncle and all round good fellow that you really should get to know because he lives with that most glamorous fourpaw Mademoiselle Renee. (Mlle. Renee for short)

Posted on December 23, 2014, in MY WORLD AND WELCOME TO IT! and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. I used the batman stamps on a lot of my cards, I would have used them on all of them, but the post office ran out … you know Jingle Bells, batman smells

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