The new "H" stamps, featuring Uncle Sam"s peak hat and valued in ~ 33 cents for the greater first-class rate that will take result Jan. 10, will certainly go on revenue nationwide ~ above Monday.

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The stamp will be dedicated in Troy, N.Y., the "birthplace" that Uncle Sam. Although supplied to symbolize America, Uncle Sam is more than a nickname to residents of Troy. It describes Samuel Wilson, who operated as a meat packer there throughout the battle of 1812. Numerous think Wilson"s nickname, "Uncle Sam," was the motivation for the character.


The nondenominated "H" stamp is the eighth in a series that has used the letters "A" v "G" during rate transforms from 1977 with 1995.

The "H-series" stamps attributes Uncle Sam"s height hat through stars and stripes top top a white background. The words "First-Class Rate" appear below the hat.


These stamps meet the brand-new 33-cent first-class price for a 1-ounce letter and will be accessible in panes of 50, booklets that 10 and 20, coils of 100 and 3,000, self-adhesive convertible booklets, and automatic-teller-machine sheetlets the 18.

The U.S. Postal Service also will problem a nondenominated "make-up" price stamp, easily accessible in panes of 50. It is draft for usage with any 32-cent stamp to fulfill the brand-new 33-cent letter rate.

The stamp -- picturing a rooster-topped weather vane and also valued at 1 cent -- also may be supplied in mix with other postage to accomplish other rates in the brand-new structure. The words "The "H" rate make-up stamp" room printed across the top.

In addition to "H" stamps, three new stamps will be issued on Monday: a 22-cent second-ounce Uncle Sam stamp, a 77-cent three-ounce mar Breckinridge rubber stamp (in the "Great Americans" series), and also a $3.20 Priority letter stamp, which pictures a space shuttle landing.

Collectors desiring first-day cancellations need to purchase this stamps at a short article office and also place them on self-addressed envelopes. These need to be mailed in a bigger envelope by Dec. 9 to: "First-Class "H" Stamp" or "Mary Breckinridge Stamp," or "22-Cent Uncle Sam Stamp" or "Shuttle-Landing Priority letter Stamp," Postmaster, 400 Broadway St., Troy, NY 12180-9991.

On Nov. 19, the USPS will worry the brand-new $11.75 Express mail stamp throughout the Postage stamp Mega event in brand-new York City. No first-day notified details were announced.

A photograph of historic Usen Castle, one undergraduate residence hall, appears on a postal card commemorating the 50th anniversary of Brandeis college in Waltham, Mass.

The 20-cent card in the "Historical Preservation" collection was committed on Oct. 17.


Richard Sheaff of Scottsdale, Ariz., draft the card, utilizing a picture by Julian Brown of Boston.

Usen Castle, built of early american fieldstone between 1928 and 1940, was included to the national Register of historic Places in 1979.

Brandeis, the youngest private-research college in the united States, was established in 1948 and named because that the late U.S. Supreme Court combine Justice luigi Demitz Brandeis.

In 1985, the institution was elected to member in the association of American Universities, which represents 59 leading research organizations in the united States and Canada.

Collectors desiring first-day cancellations should purchase their Brandeis university cards in ~ a article office, resolve them to themselves or others, and place lock in a larger envelope for mailing by Nov. 16 to: "Brandeis university Postal Card," Postmaster, 25 Dorchester Ave., Boston, MA 02205-9991.

Collectors searching for stamp clubs to sign up with or philatelic mirrors to to visit should check the "Bulletin Board" on web page 2B daily.

Broward County rubber stamp clubs announcing meetings and other activities may send notices to: "Bulletin Board," moment-g.com, 200 E. Ras Olas Blvd., ft Lauderdale, FL 33301-2293.

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Palm coast County clubs should send your notices to: "Bulletin Board," moment-g.com, 3333 S. Conference Ave., Delray Beach, FL 33445.