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Looking for a fun, educational gift?




Looking for a fun, educational gift that won’t ever lose its value? Take a look at U.S. postage stamps.

Stamp collecting is enjoyed by millions of people in the United States and around the world. It’s a hobby that inspires the mind, piques the curiosity, and stimulates interest in learning more about a subject.

Getting started is easy. You can organize your stamps by subject, date of issuance, purpose, denomination, size, shape or color — whatever interests you most. Many stamp sets come with educational information containing details about the subject, too. And stamps never lose their value — no matter how old they are, unused stamps always retain their full face value as postage.

You don’t have to spend a lot to build an enjoyable, educational collection. You can start collecting used stamps from the envelopes and packages you receive in the mail. You can spend quality time with your child, organizing the collection and learning more about each stamp subject. With stamp collecting, learning can be fun.

And what a wide selection of subjects to choose from! Each year, the Postal Service issues a variety of colorful stamps commemorating history, people, nature and events. U.S. postage stamps pay tribute to our nation’s history and the people and things we hold dear. Special events, inventions, entertainment figures, natural wonders and creatures of all kinds appear on stamps. 2007 issues included stamps recognizing Jimmy Stewart, Ella Fitzgerald, five historic Pacific lighthouses, and “Marvel Super Heroes”, and more exciting issues are on tap for 2008.

To learn more about stamp collecting or check out the latest stamps, visit your local Post Office or go to shop.usps.com and look under For Collecting and For Education.


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