Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Fandom

STAR TREK Forever Stamps Launching In The US On Sept. 2

STAR TREK Forever Stamps Launching In The US On Sept. 2

The United States Postal Service has announced the launch of the highly-anticipated Star Trek Forever stamps to celebrate to 50th anniversary of the franchise.

A “first-day-of-issue” ceremony will take place on Friday Sept. 2, and will officially launch the Star Trek: Mission New York convention.

The stamps will be available for pre-order the first week of August at usps.com/shop for delivery after Sept. 2.

As we first reported last December, the set of four stamps will include:

  • The Starship Enterprise inside the outline of a Starfleet insignia against a gold background
  • The silhouette of a crewman in a transporter against a red background
  • The silhouette of the Enterprise from above against a green background
  • The Enterprise inside the outline of the Vulcan salute (Spock’s iconic hand gesture) against a blue background
2016 USPS Star Trek stamps

2016 USPS Star Trek stamps

For more information, you can read the full press release below.

PRESS RELEASE:

WASHINGTON — Nearly 50 years to the day of its original airing, the U.S. Postal Service will celebrate the iconic 1960s television show Star Trek by dedicating the Star Trek Forever stamps in New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

The first-day-of-issue ceremony will take place at noon on Friday Sept. 2, and will officially launch Star Trek:  Mission New York, a three-day celebration that is expected to draw thousands of Star Trek fans. For tickets to Star Trek: Mission New York go to startrekmissions.com.

The stamps will be available for pre-order the first week of August at usps.com/shop for delivery shortly after Sept. 2. Fans are encouraged to share the news on social media using #StarTrekForever. Visit this link for information on other upcoming stamp dedication ceremonies.

The stamps, under license by CBS Consumer Products, showcase four digital illustrations inspired by classic elements of the television program that premiered Sept. 8, 1966:

  • The Starship Enterprise inside the outline of a Starfleet insignia against a gold background
  • The silhouette of a crewman in a transporter against a red background
  • The silhouette of the Enterprise from above against a green background
  • The Enterprise inside the outline of the Vulcan salute (Spock’s iconic hand gesture) against a blue background

The stamps were designed by Heads of State of Philadelphia, under the art direction of Antonio Alcalá of Alexandria, VA.

The Postal Service is participating in Star Trek: Mission New York through an agreement with Reed Exhibitions and its ReedPOP group, a global producer of fan experiences such as New York Comic Con (NYCC), Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) and others.

The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.
Written By

Founded TrekNews.net in 2011. UX, visual designer, and published photographer based in the Boston area. Connoisseur of Star Trek, sci-fi, '80s horror, synthwave sounds, and tacos. You can follow Brian on Twitter @brianwilkins.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Facebook

Twitter

Advertisement
Advertisement

Trending Articles

News

CBS debuted a brand new Star Trek Universe commercial during Super Bowl LV on Sunday, ahead of next month’s launch of Paramount+. The commercial...

News

Production on the second season of Star Trek: Picard has begun. Following a few delays related to the ongoing pandemic, it looks like the...

Comics

Seven awakens, dazed. The last thing she remembers is assisting Greeb in rallying the slaves against Septa aboard the Ohrdi’Nadar ship before being thrown...

Books

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Illustrated Handbook Review Blueprints of the Deep Space 9 space station. Odo’s Quarters. The Bajoran Temple. The Infirmary. Quark’s...

AboutContactTip UsTerms of UsePrivacy Notice

TrekNews.net, the website, the promotion thereof and/or any exhibition of material created by TrekNews.net is not endorsed or sponsored by or affiliated with CBS/Paramount Pictures or the STAR TREK franchise.


© 2011–2021 TrekNews.net