What is the USPS Love Stamp Series?

SUMMARY OF USPS® LOVE STAMPS

NAME OF STAMP

GENERAL INFORMATION

Love Ribbons

 

Love Ribbons Forever® Stamp

On February 14, 2012, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the Postal Service™ issued a Love Ribbons special stamp (Forever® priced at 45 cents), in one design in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) pane of 20 stamps (Item 577200).

The Love Ribbons stamp features a graphic design of pink-tinged, satin ribbons that spell out the word “Love” in a graceful, cursive script on a bright red background. Pieces of ribbon that appear to extend beyond the borders of the stamp broaden the reach of the design and its senti­ment. This issuance is a continuation of the popular Love series introduced by the Postal Service in 1973. Illustrator Louise Fili designed the stamp under the direction of Derry Noyes. 

Garden of Love

 

Garden of Love Forever® Stamps

On May 23, 2011, at Yew Dell Gardens in Crestwood, Kentucky, near Louisville, the Postal Service™ issued a Garden of Love definitive stamp (Forever® priced at 44 cents), in 10 designs in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) pane of 20 stamps (Item 576100). The designs depict an abstract garden of bright flowers, a butterfly, and a strawberry and doves, interlaced with vines that run from one stamp to another. Each prominent element of the design is in the shape of a heart. The deep blue back­ground is reminiscent of a brilliant summer sky. The word “Love” sits atop each stamp. This issuance is a continua­tion of the popular Love series introduced by the Postal Service in 1973. Jose Ortega of New York City, New York, and Toronto, Canada, illustrated the stamps under the direction of Derry Noyes, Washington, DC.

King and Queen of Hearts

 

King and Queen of Hearts Stamps

On May 8, 2009, in Washington, DC, the Postal Service™ issued a 44-cent, Love: King and Queen of Hearts definitive stamp with two different designs in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) convertible booklet of 20 stamps (Item 678800). The stamp designed by Derry Noyes, Washington, DC, and Jeanne Greco, New York, New York, goes on sale nationwide May 8, 2009.

Since the beginning of its popular Love stamps in 1973, the U.S. Postal Service® is paying clever tribute to the world’s favorite “game” with the issuance of the King and Queen of Hearts, the latest stamps in the Love series. Artist Jeanne Greco, New York, New York, created the art on her computer for the two stamp designs, one showing the King and one showing the Queen, by using images from 18th Century French playing cards as a reference.

All Heart

 

All Heart Stamp

On June 10, 2008, in Washington, DC, the Postal Service™ issued a 42-cent, Love: All Heart com­memorative stamp in one design in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) convertible booklet of 20 stamps (Item 677800). The stamp, designed by Ethel Kessler of Bethesda, Maryland, goes on sale nationwide June 10, 2008.

With Love and Kisses

 

With Love and Kisses Special Stamp

The United States Postal Service® issued the With Love and Kisses special stamp on January 13, 2007, in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

The stamp features a silver Hershey’s Kisses chocolate on a deep red background. The shape of the Kisses chocolate mirrors th

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