First U.S. Hologram Postal Stationary
On December 3, 1989, the USPS issued its first postal item to be produced with a hologram – a 25¢ stamped envelope picturing a space shuttle docking at a space station.
The USPS first began considering creating postage with holograms in December 1987. The technology was still relatively new at that point, having just been created in the 1960s. The USPS spent much of 1988 researching the possibility and meeting with leading hologram manufacturers.