U.S. stamp collectors have another occasion to congregate and celebrate. On February 9, 2018, the United States Postal Service will be issuing their newest offset-printed stamp. Nondenominated, at 50 cents, the so-dubbed U.S. Flag Forever Stamp will feature the digital artistry of Kit Hinrichs, the Principal and Creative Director of Studio Hinrichs.
A Blurb on Kit Hinrichs: Graphic and Stamp Designer
Since studying at the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles, Kit Hinrichs has devoted his creative energies to international consultancy, corporate communications, packaging, as well as exhibition. A recipient of the coveted AIGA medal, Kit Hinrichs and his work can be glimpsed at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and now the U.S. Flag Forever Stamp of 2018.
February 9, 2018, Celebrating the U.S Flag
The U.S. Flag Forever Stamp, impressing the collector with its iconic, crisp, and folded red, white, and blue, premieres on the first day of the American Stamp Dealer Association's Winter Postage Stamp Show. Held at the War Memorial Auditorium in Fort Lauderdale, the trade show will unite dealers and collectors from February 9-11.
On the first day of the ceremony, the U.S. Flag Forever Stamp will be officially christened into the ranks of the U.S philatelic community. Anyone in Fort Lauderdale may observe the ceremony at 11 a.m, free of charge.
Availability of the U.S. Forever Stamp
U.S. collectors who seek the U.S. Flag Forever Stamp will find it offered in four different varieties. The U.S Postal Service will be utilizing two security contractors to each print, and distribute coil rolls of 100 and a double-sided booklet of 20.
Stamp collectors intent on completing their collections may inquire at their local post office after the issuing of the U.S Flag Forever Stamp on February 9th. Identified by a capital P or B, along with a three digit plate number, the four varieties of the stamp will replace their predecessors of 2017—culminating in their discontinuation.
Preserve and Protect Your U.S. Flag Forever
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