We are excited to announce that the United States Postal Service will be hosting two first day of issue ceremonies at the Great American Stamp Show 2023. The show will be held at the Huntington Convention Center in Cleveland, Ohio from August 10-13. The USPS is a major sponsor of GASS and will also have a retail area on the show floor.
Life Magnified - first day of issue will be on Thursday, August 10th
With 20 seemingly otherworldly images, these stamps explore life on Earth like many have never seen it.
For hundreds of years, scientists have held deep fascination with making the invisible elements of our world visible. The images that result from microscope-based research show, in exquisitely fine detail, the phenomena of life. While stunning on their own as works of art, these images also hold scientific significance.
Many techniques and highly specialized equipment exist for capturing specimens in ever greater detail, all with the aim of gaining a better understanding of the common and unique systems and behaviors that characterize all living organisms.
By incorporating aesthetic appeal into the ways they present their research, scientists have created images equally suited for a gallery wall as for a scientific journal. Their work reveals the grandeur of life at an infinitesimal scale.
Thinking of You - first day of issue will be on Friday, August 11th
Whether sending a note of celebration, gratitude, or just to say hi, letting those we care about know that we’re thinking of them affirms our love and affection. These five new stamps perfectly accompany letters sent to brighten someone’s day.
The pane of 20 stamps features five unique designs filled with a variety of whimsical images, including flowers, balloons, cute animals, sweet treats, and symbols of good luck. Words of encouragement and thoughtful affirmations surround the stamps on the pane in the same muted tones used throughout the designs.
In good times and bad, checking in on friends and family provides an important connection. A feel-good, handwritten message of any length can boost spirits and bring relationships closer, despite miles of distance.
No matter the time of year or the occasion, a thoughtful card in the mail bearing one of these colorful and uplifting stamps is sure to delight friends and loved ones.
Plan to attend GASS 2023
Visit www.stamps.org/GASS for information as it becomes available. Currently hotel and pre-registration information is available as well as forms to sign up as a dealer, exhibitor, cachetmaker, volunteer, etc. We hope to see you in Cleveland!