U.S. Stamp Series and Sets

Loony Tunes

Introduced in 1997, the Loony Tunes series showcases some of the most loved cartoon characters of all time.

US #3138

US #3138

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Love Series

The USPS introduced the Love series in 1973.  The Love stamps are usually issued in time for Valentine mailing and feature designs filled with “hearts, roses, swans, and more, celebrating every splendor of that many-splendored thing.”

US #1475

US #1475

Designed by American artist Robert Indiana, this stamp was issued for special occasion uses such as weddings or valentines. In keeping with its theme, it was released in Philadelphia, “The City of Brotherly Love.” It is the first issue in the popular “Love” series.

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Kwanzaa Series

US #3175 1997 Kwanzaa

US #3175
1997 Kwanzaa

Kwanzaa is an African-American holiday that begins on December 26 and lasts for seven days. It is based on the traditional African harvest festival; the name Kwanzaa is taken from a phrase meaning “first fruits” in Swahili, an East African language.

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Crop of the Americas Identifier

In 2006, the bountiful harvests Americans produce each year were pictured on five stamp designs.  The stamps were produced in coils as well as convertible and vending booklets.  Telling the look-alike stamps apart is as easy as checking the perforations.  Here’s how:

Crops of America Identifier

Crops of America Identifier

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Lighthouses Stamp Series

Since ancient times light has been used as a navigational aid for ships. The Egyptian King Ptolemy I ordered the creation of what was probably the world’s first lighthouse, which was completed in 285 B.C. This structure was about four hundred feet tall, and had an open fire as its light source. It was located on the Island of Pharos, and survived for nearly 1,500 years.

Introduced in 1990, the Lighthouses stamp series commemorates “the classic coastal sentinels that reflect our nation’s seafaring past.”

US #2470-74 East Coast Lighthouses

US #2470-74
Lighthouses

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Garden Flowers Series

Issued from 1993-96, the Garden Flowers stamp series brings a burst of color to your stamp album.

US #2760-64 Garden Flowers

US #2760-64
Spring Garden Flowers

These colorful flowers blossomed into a booklet of stamps in mid-June. Featuring one continuous se-tenant design, the stamps pictured five favorite garden flowers, including the lilac, daffodil, tulip, iris, and hyacinth. Continue reading

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