A stamp of approval


Another small indication of the increasing use of bicycles in the United Stares: The U.S. Postal Service has issued a series of “forever” stamps to celebrate — as the USPS put it – “the American love of bicycling, one of the most popular outdoor activities in the country.”
The inaugural issue of the four stamps took place on Thursday in Minneapolis, which had been ranked No.1 by Bicycling magazine among America’s bike-friendly cities. Ironically, Minneapolis dropped to No. 2, after Portland, Ore., in the latest of Bicycling’s biennial rankings, issued May 21.
USPS art director Phil Jordan designed the stamps using illustrations by San Francisco illustrator John Mattos, said the USPS news release. Each of the four stamps features a different kind of bike and cyclist: a young child learning to ride, a commuter pedaling to work, a road racer intent on the finish line and an airborne BMX rider.
The forever stamps are always equal in value to the current first-class, one-ounce rate.

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One response to “A stamp of approval

  1. Dean Wisleder

    Jim, thanks for the heads up. I will stock up on these stamps, even though as a recumbent rider, I am feeling a slightly slighted.

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