Cool off with Frozen Treats! Ten tasty stamps introduced by USPS

May 7th, 2018 is excited to present this bright issue of ten stamps by USPS featuring frosty, colorful, icy pops on a stick set against a white background. The tasty, sweet confections come in a variety of shapes and flavors. The watercolor illustrations depicted on stamps are by California artist Margaret Berg, a native of South Africa who studied at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles.

Nowadays, ice pops are the most favorite refreshments during the hot summer days. Modern frozen treats are available in many varieties. This frozen treat was popularized by Frank Epperson who patented the concept of "frozen ice on a stick" in 1923. At first this treat was called Epsicle. Today it got such names as Ice Pops or Popsicles. Frank Epperson created an ice pop at the age of 11 when he accidentally left a glass of powdered soda and water with a mixing stick in it on his porch during a cold night.

In recent years, ice pops containing fresh fruit such as kiwi, watermelon, blueberries, oranges, and strawberries have become more common and very popular in the USA. In addition, flavors such as chocolate, root beer, and cola are also favoured among the Americans. The most recent trend in this industry is that some popsicles even have two sticks, making them perfect for sharing.


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