1991-2002 High Value Stamps
Set of 15
These 15 stamps were issued for use on Priority and Express Mail:
#2539 – the $1 definitive publicized the USPS's sponsorship of the 1992 Winter and Summer Olympic Games. The stamp, in vertically arranged commemorative size, featured the USPS logo - a stylized bald eagle - along with the five interlocking Olympic rings.
#2540 – this stamp, a fierce-looking eagle, replaced the $2.40 stamp issued in 1989 to meet the then-current Priority Mail rate for items weighing up to two pounds.
#2541 – issued to prepay postage for overnight Express Mail, this denomination covered the rate for an eight-ounce package. Like its predecessors, this stamp featured a bald eagle, but it also carried something new - the Olympic logo.
#2542 – created for international mail weighing up to one-half pound. The $14 denomination was the highest ever assigned to a U.S. stamp for general use.
#2543 – features a futuristic space shuttle speeding through space, this stamp was issued to replace the 1991 Eagle with Olympic rings Priority Mail stamp.
#2344 – the $3 Priority Mail stamp shows the Challenger Space Shuttle in orbit and was issued because of a 1995 rate change.
#2544A – based on a photograph of the Space Shuttle Endeavor's liftoff for the STS-57 mission, the $10.75 stamp covers the basic Express Mail rate.
#2842 – pays tribute to the 1969 Moon landing on July 20, 1969. Astronaut Neil Armstrong set foot on the Moon, delivering the memorable quote, “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.”
#3178 – America’s largest postage stamp highlights the stunning success of the Sojourner rover on Mars.
#3261 – the $3.20 single self-adhesive stamp shows a photograph of the Space Shuttle touching down. It was issued in 1998 to pay postage on priority mail delivery.
#3262 – the $11.75 shuttle piggyback stamp was issued to pay the new half-pound rate for express mail delivery.
#3472 – the 2001 self-adhesive Priority Mail stamp shows the Capitol Dome gleaming against a dark sky.
#3473 – Patricia Fisher’s photograph of the Washington Monument over the Reflecting Pool is the basis for the self-adhesive Express Mail Stamp. Special marks that say, “Express Mail,” can be read on the stamp with the aid of a special U.S.P.S. decoder.
#3647 – This 2002 Priority Mail stamp features the Jefferson Memorial. Thomas Jefferson’s signature can be seen at the lower left when viewed through a special decoder lens.
#3648 – The 2002 Express Mail stamp features the Capitol Dome at dusk. The $13.65 denomination covers the rate increase that took effect June 30, 2002. A small American flag can be seen in the upper right corner with a special decoder lens.