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Commemorative Stamps

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.
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  • Thanks to the distant voyages of unmanned spacecraft and the development of ever-more powerful telescopes, scientists have been able to see the expanses of our solar system. However, it was not until July 2015 that NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft captured the first close-up views of Pluto. The Pluto—Explored! and Views of Our Planets Stamps celebrate the United States, through NASA, as the first nation to explore every planet in our solar system.

    The Pluto—Explored! and Views of Our Planets Stamps are being issued as Forever® stamps. These Forever stamps are always equal in value to the current First-Class Mail® one-ounce price, which is currently $0.50. Pluto—Explored! images courtesy of NASA/The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute. Views of Our Planets images courtesy of, Earth: NASA, Jupiter & Uranus: NASA, ESA, and E. Karkoschka (Arizona Board of Regents, University of Arizona), Mars: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS, Mercury: NASA/The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington, Neptune & Venus: NASA/JPL-Caltech, Saturn: NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScl/AURA), respectively.

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  • The Views of Our Planets stamps show a small sample of the vast portfolio of planetary images. Some show the planet’s true color while others use the near-infrared spectrum to show details that cannot be seen by the human eye. The Pluto—Explored! stamps display an artist’s rendering of the New Horizons spacecraft as well as a striking photograph of Pluto taken near closest approach.

    The Pluto—Explored! and Views of Our Planets Stamps are being issued as Forever® stamps. These Forever stamps are always equal in value to the current First-Class Mail® one-ounce price, which is currently $0.50. Pluto—Explored! images courtesy of NASA/The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute. Views of Our Planets images courtesy of, Earth: NASA, Jupiter & Uranus: NASA, ESA, and E. Karkoschka (Arizona Board of Regents, University of Arizona), Mars: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS, Mercury: NASA/The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington, Neptune & Venus: NASA/JPL-Caltech, Saturn: NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScl/AURA), respectively.