Each year the Postal Service issues commemorative stamps reflecting subjects of current national significance and appeal. More than 160 years of stamp development has yielded an incredible archive of imagery and commentary reflecting the tone of the times in American culture and society.Each month a new stamp release is featured in the monthly online column, Stamp ScoopStamp Scoop features an image of the stamp art and a short editorial article on the stamp subject’s history and national significance.

Click here for the May 2015 issue of Stamp Scoop – Gifts of Friendship!
Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with the Postage Service’s latest stamp issue, Gifts of Friendship! These stamps, jointly issued with Japan Post, celebrate over a century of cherry blossoms, dogwood trees, and the friendship they’ve represented on each of our shores.