‘Forever’ Stamp commemorates summer’s total eclipse

My thanks to KPA Past President/NNA Postal Chair Max Heath for passing along this communication from Mark Saunders with the U.S. Postal Service in D.C.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                From Mark Saunders with the Postal Service who wanted to give a heads up about this cool first-of-its kind Forever stamp. It uses the heat of your finger to change the total solar eclipse stamp image into the Moon. The map image is on the back of the stamp pane.

We’re issuing the Total Solar Eclipse Forever stamp June 20 in advance of the Aug. 21 eclipse.

The photos were taken by retired NASA Astrophysicist Fred Espenak, aka Mr. Eclipse, of Portal, AZ. He’s a great interview and has witnessed and photographed a myriad of total eclipses since he was a teenager.  Please feel free to reach out to him at fespenak@aol.com

Here’s a link to the news release for details:


Please download the stamp images ASAP as the links expire shortly for security reasons.
0-0_USPS17STA041.jpg – Total Eclipse of the Sun – full moon reveal
1-0_USPS17STA041a.jpg – Total Eclipse of the Sun –
2-0_USPS17STA041c.jpg – Total Eclipse of the Sun – back of the stamp pane w/map

INSTRUCTIONS FOR REPRODUCING STAMP IMAGES: The stamp design must be reproduced in its entirety, including denomination and perforations. If the stamp design is reproduced within 75-150% of stamp size, a line must be placed through the denomination to ‘cancel’ the reproduction and prevent its use as actual postage. When reproducing for media use only please credit as ©2017 USPS.

Thanks for your consideration!

Mark Saunders
U.S. Postal Service Headquarters
Corporate Communications, Rm. 10501
475 L’Enfant Plaza SW
Washington, DC  20260-3100
O: 202.268.6524
C: 202.320.0782
F: 202.268.5103

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