United States Postal Services 2005 Issue
Design by McRay Magleby

Constellations

United States Postal Service has issued four new stamp that have postage values of 37 Cents named "Constellations" on the 3rd of October 2005. The stamps are in a Se-tenant 4 block and depict four different star constellations. They are Leo, Orion, Lyra, and Pegasus. Each of the constellation names is either Greek or Latin and are associated with Greek mythology. For million of years man has look up into the sky at the stars and imagined what they look like. The four constellations depicted on these stamps are only four of 88 recognized by International Astronomical Union.

October is National Stamp Collecting Month. This years theme is "Be a Stargazer: Let the Stars Guide You into Stamp Collecting!" It is a shared effort by the U.S. Postal Service and astronomers to familiarize stamp collectors with astronomical sciences.

"Constellation" stamps can be purchased as a pane of 20, Block of 10, Block of 4, or FDC. The size of each stamp is 24.89mm x 39.63mm and the pane size is 150.37mm x 197.33mm. The stamps will be printed by Ashton Potter Ltd, NY using the Offset Printing process. A quantity of 70 million stamps will be printed.


To order these stamps or to learn more go to http://www.usps.com/ Use the Universal currency conversion tool at www.xe.com/ucc/convert.cgi to convert currency.

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