New Stamp Issues by USPS coming in winter 2014!

December 13th, 2013 presents an announcement of the new stamps to be issued by USPS (the Unites States) in the coming 2014 year. The approximate list of the USPS winter stamps is the following:

Chippendale Chair Re-Issue (January 2, 2014)

The 4¢ Chippendale stamp was first issued in March 2004 (shown). The Chippendale style of furniture was named for the English cabinetmaker Thomas Chippendale (1718-1779), who influenced furniture design on both sides of the Atlantic. His works were known for their carved decorations and elaborate chair backs. In America, the style varied by region, with Philadelphia artisans producing the most extensively ornamented furniture.

The Chippendale chair depicted on the stamp is a stylized version of a Chippendale side chair, or chair without arms, that is part of the collection of decorative arts at the U.S.

Department of State in Washington, D.C.

Lunar New Year (Forever) (January 15, 2014)

Artist Kam Mak offers another of his views of the ways of celebrating the New Year, in this case a drum. Clarence Lee's intricate cut-paper design of a horse, and Lau Bun's classic grass-style calligraphy of the Chinese character for Horse, complete the design.

The Year of the Horse begins January 31.

Ferns (First Class Denominated) (January 27, 2014)

Five decorative ferns with the new First Class denomination will be one of the First Class rate issues for volume mailers. Volume mailers of First Class letters (mostly advertising) want "real stamps" rather than bulk mail imprints or meters, because surveys show the public is more likely to open a letter with a stamp on it.

Black Heritage: Shirley Chisholm (Forever) (January 31, 2014)

The 37th stamp in the Black Heritage series honors the first black woman ever elected to Congress, and the first African-American and only the second woman to seek the presidential nomination of a major political party. The portrait by Robert Shetterly is part of his "Americans Who Tell the Truth" series.

Great Spangled Fritillary Butterfly (Oversize rate) (February 10, 2014)

A butterfly called the Great Spangled Fritillary decorates a stamp for "oversize" less-than-one-ounce letters, usually greeting cards, is featured on the fourth butterfly stamp for use on large greeting card envelopes and other envelopes with irregular sizes and shapes.

Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 2014)

A black-and-white photo of a close-up of Lincoln's face in the Lincoln Memorial in Washington appears on the new Second-Ounce Rate stamp.

Winter Flowers (Forever) (February 14, 2014)

A booklet of four different designs celebrates "the vibrant blooms that brighten our dark winter days." Featured are the Christmas cactus, amaryllis, cyclamen and paper white.

Artist is William Low, who also designed this year's poinsettia stamp.

Ralph Ellison (Three Ounce Rate)(February 2014)

The new three-ounce rate stamp is the 29th in the Literary Arts series, honoring author Ralph Ellison, whose novels shed light on the African-American experience in
the 1950s.

The images for the first two issues are available as yet. Stay with us in 2014 to know the details!

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