The Postal Service is under threat. USPS is being forced to fund pensions for the next 75 years and omitted from the recent relief bills passed by Congress.
To help their liquidity, proponents for cheap, socialized mail delivery (which is guaranteed by the Constitution) recommend that people buy sheets of stamps online from the USPS!
Of course, if you don’t use the stamps, then that’s pure profit for the USPS, as was seen in 1993 with the many uncirculated Elvis stamps that people bought. The Postal Service printed 500 million stamps, of which an estimated 100 million were never used. (This does not include the licensing fees for the stamp image, which were reproduced on numerous tschotskes, many of them sold at post offices around the country.)
Here are recent and upcoming stamps I think are graphically cool, as well as some older cooler designs you might have missed. Before I collected comics, I flirted briefly with stamps. I still collect the occasional geeky themed stamp, but I don’t really use postage that much. You don’t have to use these stamps now. These are “Forever” stamps, which can be used to send one ounce of First-Class Mail even if stamp prices increase in the future!
The USPS.com website also sells shipping and business supplies, and you can also print out postage and have your letter carrier pick up packages for delivery! Even in the best of times, it was never easy waiting in line at the post office! Now, they’ll pick up your deliveries!
(Click on the title above to browse. Scroll down to Merchandise to see some other great designs!)