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Each January at the Postal Service, we imagine the year ahead or behind according to the stamp program — our favorite designs from the past year, stamps that will highlight an upcoming holiday, new additions to a favorite stamp series. This rhythm brings a kind of arc and anticipation to life. This January, that familiar feeling has arrived as we both celebrate 2015 with the annual stamp poster and look forward, unveiling the first issuances of 2016.
This year, the Love series gains another beautiful design with Quilled Paper Heart, a modern revival of the ancient art of quilling. Through this art form, paper is curled and shaped and glued on its side, forming intricate, dimensional designs that cast beautifully subtle shadows (find more quilling along the borders of this catalog). The beloved Celebrating Lunar New Year and Black Heritage series also add new issues to their lineup and more beautiful floral stamps (Botanical Art) promise to brighten mail, or stamp albums, all year long.
In addition to unveiling new stamps, we are also excited to introduce a few changes to the catalog itself. You will find a new Collector’s Zone™, with information on all available collectibles in one place, organized by stamp. We also invite you to turn to the stamp preview to join in on our anticipation for what’s to come.
We know the stamps in these pages represent moments, however big or small, in your 2016 — whether they accompany a letter to a loved one or bring beauty and meaning to your personal collection.
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