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USPS offers peek at select 2018 stamps

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USPS has announced some of its planned stamp releases for 2018.

The Postal Service is raising the curtain on many of its 2018 stamps.

The organization has announced some of its planned releases for next year, including stamps that will immortalize icons such as Lena Horne, John Lennon and Sally Ride.

Other releases will commemorate the song “America the Beautiful,” shine a light on bioluminescent creatures that glow in the dark, showcase the art of magic tricks, celebrate mythological fire-eating dragons and highlight tasty frozen treats.

Here’s what’s coming:

  • Love Flourishes, the latest stamp in the Love series
  • Year of the Dog, the 11th stamp in the Celebrating Lunar New Year series
  • Lena Horne, the 41st stamp in the Black Heritage series
  • U.S. Flag, the latest stamp to depict Old Glory
  • Bioluminescent Life, celebrating the ability of some species to glow
  • Illinois Statehood, celebrating the Prairie State’s 200th anniversary
  • Mister Rogers, honoring Fred Rogers, host of the groundbreaking public television series “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood”
  • STEM Education, celebrating the role of science, technology, engineering and mathematics education
  • Peace Rose, celebrating one of the most popular roses of all time
  • Sally Ride, honoring the nation’s first woman in space
  • Flag Act of 1818, marking the 200th anniversary of the law that established the basic design of the American flag
  • Frozen Treats, featuring frosty, colorful icy pops on a stick
  • O Beautiful, featuring images that correspond with “America the Beautiful”
  • World War I: Turning the Tide, paying tribute to American soldiers and supporters who experienced the 1914-1918 war
  • Dragons, celebrating the high-flying, fire-breathing mythological creatures
  • Birds in Winter, celebrating four winged beauties
  • John Lennon, the newest stamp in the Music Icons series
  • The Art of Magic, a pane of 20 stamps featuring five classic magic tricks
  • Byodo-In Temple, a Priority Mail stamp featuring a colorful illustration of a popular tourist attraction in Hawaii
  • Sleeping Bear Dunes, a Priority Mail Express stamp celebrating a national park in Michigan
  • Meyer Lemons, a 2-cent definitive stamp

The Dec. 12 news release has additional information.

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