Some of the United States stamps and postal stationery scheduled to be issued in April will fulfill new postage rates taking effect April 17. Others are commemorative forever stamps that will appear on different dates as the month progresses.
April 7 will see the release of the 29¢ Herbs postcard-rate stamps, and a 29¢ Common Terns postal card and reply card.
On April 8, an ATM pane of 18 Lady Liberty and American Flag stamps will be issued in New York City.
Four new definitive stamps are being issued April 11: a $4.95 New River Gorge Bridge Priority Mail stamp, a 20¢ George Washington stamp, a 64¢ Wedding Cake stamp, and an 80¢ Voyageurs National Park airmail stamp.
Two forever stamps commemorating Fort Sumter and the first Bull Run will be released as a set on April 12, exactly 150 years after the start of the American Civil War. The double-sided pane of 12 will be issued in Charleston, S.C.
A Wedding Roses special forever stamp is planned for April 21. Also expected in April, but with the issue date still undetermined, is the 84¢ Oveta Culp Hobby stamp.
The Helen Hayes commemorative forever stamp is to be issued April 25 in Washington, D.C. Later that week, on April 28, the Gregory Peck commemorative forever stamp is scheduled for release in Los Angeles.
The 16 Go Green commemorative forever stamps are also planned for April, but the issue date and location have not been revealed by the Postal Service.
Look for additional information about these stamps and other new issues each week in the pages of Linn's Stamp News.
— Jay Bigalke, Linn's online editor and Postmark Pursuit columnist
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