America on the Move Series

Introduced in 2005, the America on the Move series commemorates “Classic cars of the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s — fins, chrome, curves and all.”

US #3931-35

US #3931-35

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Hanukkah Series

Hanukkah is a celebration of a miracle that occurred at the Temple of Jerusalem in 165 B.C., when the Maccabees revolted against Syrian King Antiochus IV.  The temple was reclaimed, but only enough purified oil was on hand to keep its light burning for one night.  Yet the lamp burned for eight days, allowing the Maccabees time to purify more oil.  Since that time, Jewish people celebrate the “Festival of Lights” each year for eight days.  The U.S.   Since 1996, the US has issued Hanukkah stamps to commemorate this joyous holiday.

US #3118

US #3118

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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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Unusual Ways of Delivering Mail

You know trains, planes and automobiles have been used to deliver mail through the years.  But check out these quirky ways the postal service gets the job done!

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ZIP Code Hootenanny

1511In 1963, the US introduced a “Zone Improvement Plan” designed to move mail more efficiently.  Used in postal addresses, the five-digit code helped “ZIP” mail along more quickly.  Zip codes were optional until 1967, when they became mandatory.

Some members of the public were resistant to change, prompting the US Postal Service to make this film to raise awareness.  Sit back and enjoy as the “Swinging Six” tout the advantages of using zip codes!

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Come Fly with Early Airmail Pilots

This series of videos was produced in 1935 by the U.S. Postal Service to promote airmail service and showcase the DeHavilland DH-4 plane.  Part 1 features a daylight flight, while Part 2 shows how lighted beacons guided the way at night. We love the retro feel – and how it feels like you’re flying along with those pioneering pilots!

Part 1

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