The colorful Year of the Dragon stamp is the latest collectible in the U.S. Postal Service’s Celebrating Lunar New Year series, which began in 2008 with the Year of the Rat.
The Year of the Dragon began Jan. 23 and ends Feb. 9, 2013. The stamp is on sale at post offices nationwide, online at usps.com, and by phone at 800-782-6724.
“The Postal Service is proud to celebrate the Lunar New Year with the issuance of this magnificent Forever Stamp,” said USPS Vice President of Sales Cliff Rucker. “Dragons are regarded as magical or divine, welcome symbols of renewed hope for the future. With this new stamp, we hope that the year will bring the best to all of us, no matter what sign we were born under.”
Forever stamps are always equal in value to the current First-Class Mail 1-ounce rate.
Black Enterprise and Hispanic Business magazines ranked the Postal Service as a leader in workforce diversity. The Postal Service has been named the Most Trusted Government Agency for six consecutive years and the sixth Most Trusted Business in the nation by the Ponemon Institute. (end)
Customers may view the Year of the Dragon Forever Stamp as well as many of this year’s other stamps on Facebook at facebook.com/USPSStamps, through Twitter @USPSstamps, or on the website Beyond the Perf at beyondtheperf.com/2012-preview.