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 July 2015 issue of Stamp Scoop – Coastal Birds!
This July we’re getting wild, and we’re specifically wild about animals! America’s species – both domestic and natural – swimming, crawling, or flying – are magnificent creatures to behold. Learn more about four of them with Coastal Birds, featuring four of our nation’s most amazing avian beasts.