Really big show

Stamp collectors line up to have their programs autographed by Chief Marketing and Sales Officer Jim Cochrane, Northeast Area Marketing Manager Laurie Timmons and others May 28.

USPS hosted eight stamp dedications during the World Stamp Show that concluded last week in New York City.

The stamps included National ParksPluto — Explored!, Honoring Extraordinary Heroism: The Service Cross Medals and Colorful Celebrations.

Video highlights from each ceremony are available:

  • World Stamp Show folio (May 28)
  • Repeal of the Stamp Act (May 29)
  • Honoring Extraordinary Heroism: The Service Cross Medals (May 30)
  • Pluto — Explored! and View of Our Planets (May 31)
  • Classics Forever (June 1)
  • National Parks (June 2)
  • Colorful Celebrations (June 3)

The Postal Service also announced several new products at the show, including the USPS StampApp; “The World Stamp Show Souvenir Portfolio,” a coffee table book; and the 2015 eGuide to U.S. Stamps, a digital version of “The Postal Service Guide to U.S. Stamps, 42nd Edition.”

Other highlights included the auction of a rare Inverted Jenny stamp.

The World Stamp Show is held in the United States once a decade. Boston is slated to host the next U.S. show in 2026.