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Postal News: U.S. Postal Service unveils limited-edition 2014 love stamp

February 12, 2014
By KATHLEEN SWANSON , Lehigh Acres Citizen

Love is in the air. The United States Postal Service released the Cut Paper Heart Forever Stamp, this year's limited-edition Love stamp.

The Love stamps are on sale at post offices nationwide, online at: usps.com/stamps, at the Postal Store on eBay at: ebay.com/stamps, and by calling (800) STAMP24 (782-6724).

This year's Love stamp is a reminder that the most heartfelt messages for Valentine's Day are personalized and sent by mail. The stamp will once again help spread a message of love on millions of cards and letters mailed all across America.

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The Cut Paper Heart Forever Stamp.

The Love stamp is a Forever stamp. It will be valid for First-Class Mail postage forever.

The Love stamp series was launched in 1973.

The digital illustration depicts a large white heart enclosing a smaller pink heart with a saw-toothed edge along its left-hand side. Surrounding the central hearts are pink swirls with smaller hearts imbedded in the design, and a ragged-edge motif that echoes the edging on the small pink heart.

The hearts and swirls are contained within a red square that has "pinked" edges, as if cut with pinking shears. A white border frames the entire design.

Art director Antonio Alcal designed the stamp, which features an illustration by Q. Cassetti.

Customers may view the limited-edition Cut Paper Heart Forever Stamp, as well as a preview of many of this year's other stamps, on Facebook at: facebook.com/USPSStamps, on Twitter@USPSstamps or on the Web site: USPSstamps.com.

The conversation on the Cut Paper Heart Forever Stamp continues today and throughout the year on Twitter.

Follow #lovestamp and tweet favorite love moments inspired by the love stamp.

Kathleen Swanson is a spokeswoman for U.S. Postal Service.

 
 

 

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