U.S. Postal Service To Celebrate Pets In New Stamp Collection

A diverse mix of indoor and outdoor animals will soon grace the top, right-handed corner of mail… forever.

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Long live our love for pets... and now they will on an upcoming stamp collection. Via USPS
Long live our love for pets... and now they will on an upcoming stamp collection. Via USPS
Michelle Fitzhugh-Craig

The love we have for family and friends lasts a lifetime. And now lovers of domestic animals big and small can share this same type of affinity with others until the end of time.

The United States Postal Service recently announced its lineup of stamps for 2016, and one set that is getting lots of attention is the Pets Forever collection.

Along with cute canines and cuddly cats, the set of stamps will feature Betta fish, hamsters, goldfish, parrots, Guinea pigs, rabbits, gerbils, parakeets and horses. If more exotic pets are your fancy, chinchillas, iguanas, tortoises, corn snakes, mice, hermit crabs and geckos also will be featured.

For the lizard lovers, a spotted gecko will grace one of the new stamps. Via USPS

For the lizard lovers, a spotted gecko will grace one of the new stamps. Via USPS

“Our stamps articulate the American experience through miniature works of art,” Acting Stamp Services Director Mary-Anne Penner said in a release about this year’s program. “Our diverse stamp topics for 2016 are sure to appeal to everyone … . It’s an educational hobby the entire family can enjoy.”

Also to be released in 2016 are stamps featuring Sarah Vaughan, Star Trek, Shirley Temple, soda fountain treats and more.

Coming soon to a letter near you! Via USPS

Coming soon to a letter near you! Via USPS

The animals featured in the Pets Forever collection were photographed by Eric Isselée. No release date is available at this time, however, the USPS is building excitement for the collection with its Twitter promo early this week.

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  • When will these be released? I will not buy my stamps until I get these. Thanks

    Sharon Stanley March 19, 2016 7:43 am Reply

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