Archive for Sunday, November 25, 2001

2002 preview continues

November 25, 2001

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More offerings on the U.S. Postal Service 2002 schedule:

Four lovable teddy bears will be seen on a special set this summer. These stamps, says the USPS, were inspired by the popular single design issued in 1998 as one of 15 stamps honoring the 1900s in the "Celebrate the Century" program.

Four "Women in Journalism" stamps hail the great talents of Nellie Bly, Ida M.Tarbell, Marguerite Higgins and Ethel L. Payne.

In September, the Postal Service will release a pane of 20 stamps depicting a quartet of "American Bats" based on photos by Merlin D. Tuttle of Bat Conservation International.

Poet Ogden Nash will be honored in the "Literary Arts Series." Andy Warhol will receive his tribute in the "Fine Arts Series" as the leading figure in the pop art movement.

Master magician Harry Houdini, known for his escape antics, will appear on a new stamp that coincides with the 100th anniversary of the Society of American Magicians.

At year's and, the annual holiday stamps will include a set of four amusing snowmen figures based on photos by Sally Andersen-Bruce.

More stamps will be added to the USPS 2002 program, but dates and designs have not been announced at this time. Included in this upcoming agenda are the annual "Legends of Hollywood" series.

You can see some of these 2002 stamps in advance by visiting the Postal Service Web site, www.usps.com.

You can obtain current U.S. stamps by calling (800)-STAMP-24.

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