Stamps are the story of us, and what a powerful story they each tell. America's greatest people, places and moments are memorialized here, honored in the art and story of commemorative stamps.
Here, Heritage is our Hero™.
Skywriting is created when a small airplane emitting vaporized fluid from its exhaust system forms letters in the air. The average message is several miles long and, on a clear day, can be seen from up to 30 miles away. Originally used in the U.S. to promote everything from soft drinks to bikinis, skywriting had its heyday as a medium for advertising from the 1930s to the 1950s. Advertisers still use skywriting occasionally, but the messages that people remember are the romantic ones.
First day of issue: January 11, 2017 Sacramento, CA
The Forever® stamps will always be equal in value to the First-Class Mail® one-ounce price, which is $0.49.