This is a blog of my personal stamps and covers collection. I am an avid collector of postage stamps, miniature sheets, FDCs and covers addressed to me from across the world, an accumulator and hoarder of stamps. It is my attempt here to show you all of my collection in the posts that I'll add and update regularly. I hope to add more to the collection in the process, interact with you other collectors out there and share thoughts and information about anything and everything related.
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Cover - USA
Received this lovely FDC with the Global Forever First-Class Mail International stamp a couple of days back. Thank you Dennis J. Evers once again for the cover and the lovely stamps you sent along too.
The U.S. Postal Service introduced the Global Forever First-Class Mail International stamp on January 28th 2013. Priced at $1.10 each and offered in a pane of 20, the Global stamp offers a single price for any First-Class Mail International 1-ounce letter to any country in the world. TheGlobal stamp also may be used to mail a 2-ounce letter to Canada.
The stamp showcases the beauty of planet Earth with an artistic rendering — a composite of images created from satellite and 3D computer technology data. In this image, the Atlantic Ocean is flanked by North and South America, Africa and parts of Europe. Art director William J. Gicker selected this depiction of Earth by Italian artist Leonello Calvetti. Greg Breeding designed the stamp.
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