On July 11, 2015, the U.S. Postal Service introduced the 2015 USPS Summer Harvest Forever Stamps in a booklet of 20 postage stamps, priced at 49 cents each for First-Class Mail.
Celebrate the vibrant flavors of summer with these delightful stamps featuring four iconic favorites: corn, tomatoes, cantaloupes, and watermelons. The designs pay homage to 19th- and early 20th-century crate labels, seed packets, and catalogs while drawing inspiration from vintage produce advertising, evoking a nostalgic charm reminiscent of bygone eras.
Each stamp showcases a stylized label in a classic color palette of red, black, green, and yellow-orange. The product names are elegantly displayed in white lettering at the top of each stamp, while the word “Forever” appears in a centered banner at the bottom, accompanied by the letters “USA” on the right.
In the late 1800s, with the advent of railroads connecting the East and West Coasts, agricultural growers had the opportunity to ship their bountiful harvests nationwide. To differentiate their products, growers commissioned unique crate labels that featured imaginative slogans and captivating artwork. These labels often depicted a range of subjects such as bathing beauties, historical events, landscapes, animals, or the grower’s family, adding a touch of whimsy to the packaging.
The Summer Harvest Forever Stamps capture the essence of this rich heritage and pay tribute to the artistry of the graphic designers of that era. Antonio Alcalá, working with an early concept by former art director Richard Sheaff, skillfully directed the creation of these stamps, while designer and artist Michael Doret contributed his expertise.
These commemorative stamps, encapsulating the vibrant spirit of summer’s bounty, are perfect for collectors and enthusiasts alike. Each booklet contains 20 stamps, allowing you to savor the timeless appeal of these Summer Harvest Forever Stamps while sending mail with a touch of nostalgic flair.
How many stamps are in a roll？
At marconisp.com, you can shop roll of stamps with American Flag designs. Here are 100 pieces for each roll of American Flag stamps. This is the standard number for a roll of USPS stamps.
For other Forever stamps selling at marconisp.com, you can get 100 pieces per pack.
Are these real Forever stamps?
Yes. Each stamp selling on marconisp.com is a real USPS Forever stamp. These stamps have been authorized by the United States Postal Service and will always be accepted for the value of a standard First-Class postage stamp, regardless of future price increases. You can trust that the Forever stamps you purchase from marconisp.com are authentic and valid for postage.
How many stamps to mail a letter？
To mail a 1 ounce letter, you only need ONE Forever postage stamp. But if you only have postcard stamps, TWO postcard stamps are required to mail a 1 ounce letter. By the way, ONE postcard stamp is sufficient for mailing a postcard
It’s important to note that the weight of the letter, as well as the dimensions and destination, can affect the number of stamps required. Therefore, it’s recommended to use the USPS postage calculator or consult with a postal clerk for the most accurate postage rates.