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U.S. Postal Service Issues New Patriotic Stamp

The U.S. Postal Service recently launched the Star Ribbon Forever stamp, a new patriotic stamp…

  • April 12, 2019

The U.S. Postal Service recently launched the Star Ribbon Forever stamp, a new patriotic stamp issue.

The Star Ribbon stamp features a digital illustration of a star made from a single red, white and blue ribbon. The stamp is being sold in coils of 3,000 and 10,000 and in panes of 20.

The five-pointed star made its first appearance on a U.S. postage stamp in 1855 in what was only the sixth new stamp design after stamps started being issued in 1847.

Aaron Draplin, who designed the tri-colored ribbon stamp and folded it into a patriotic symbol, created the artwork first by sketching the design by hand and then rendering it digitally. Greg Breeding served as the project’s art director.

Customers may purchase stamps and other philatelic products through the Postal Store at usps.com/shop, by calling 800-STAMP24 (800-782-6724), by mail through USA Philatelic or at Post Office locations nationwide.