Celebrate the beauty and wonder of coral reefs with four new postcard stamps from the U.S. Postal Service.
Featuring highly stylized digital portraits, the stamp art depicts four types of stony corals with associated reef fish: elkhorn coral, shown with two French angelfish; brain coral, with a spotted moray eel; staghorn coral, with blue striped grunts; pillar coral, with a coney grouper and neon gobies.
Coral reefs are formed over thousands of years, mainly by colonies of animals called polyps. Polyps make stony corals, the foundation for most coral reefs, by secreting protective calcium carbonate or limestone skeletons. As these limestone skeletons accumulate over time – with new colonies of polyps growing on top of the skeletons of older ones – they build up the base of coral reefs.
Coral reefs are one of the world’s most marvellous ecosystems, sheltering and sustaining about a quarter of all ocean species. Anyone who has snorkelled in tropical environments has witnessed the sea come alive when approaching a coral reef. Suddenly an abundance of fish of all types and colors appear, along with various other animals and plants, including sea urchins, seagrass, octopuses, and lobsters.
Art director Ethel Kessler designed the stamps. Tyler Lang created the stamp art.
The word “POSTCARD” on the stamps indicates their usage value. Like a Forever stamp, these stamps will always be valid for the rate printed on them.
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.