Celebrating Our Pets
The US Postal Service recently announced that they will be issuing a cool booklet of First-Class Forever Pets stamps later this year. The release date is TBA, but the images are available for viewing!
With these 20 new Forever stamps, the U.S. Postal Service celebrates the animals in our lives that bring joy, companionship, and love. The stamp art for Pets features 20 existing photographs of different animals taken against white backgrounds by Eric Isselée. Each photograph represents animals we love from these groups: puppies, betta fish, iguanas, hamsters, goldfish, parrots, guinea pigs, tortoises, rabbits, kittens, corn snakes, mice, hermit crabs, chinchillas, gerbils, dogs, parakeets, horses, cats and geckos.
Art director Derry Noyes designed these stamps, inspired by her lifelong love of animals. “The goal was to capture the essence of each animal,” she says. “There’s no need for special effects. The animals speak for themselves. I love the variety of shapes, colors, textures, and facial expressions.”
Pets are being issued as Forever stamps. Forever stamps are always equal in value to the current First-Class Mail one-ounce price.