Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages ... step right up and share the magic of the circus as the U.S. Postal Service issues the limited-edition Vintage Circus Posters Forever stamps.
Available as a set of 16 stamps, customers may purchase the Vintage Circus Posters stamps at the Postal Store, at (800) STAMP24 (782-6724) and at post offices nationwide or visit: ebay.com/stamps to shop for a wide variety of postage stamps and collectibles.
The new Vintage Circus Posters Forever stamps are modeled after original circus posters - including those promoting the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus - and are now part of the Tibbals Digital Collection at The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota.
Vintage Circus Posters Forever stamp.
Each stamp features one vintage circus poster. The pane's verso text includes a brief discussion of the history and purpose of circus posters.
The selvage features an image of a circus entrance shot by photographer Edward J. Kelty in 1937.
Art director Greg Breeding worked on the stamp pane with designer Jennifer Arnold.
Kathleen Swanson is a spokeswoman for U.S. Postal Service.