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The Star Trek stamps will be dedicated Sept. 2, almost 50 years to the day of the original TV show’s debut.

The Star Trek stamps will be released Friday, Sept. 2, the Postal Service announced this week.

USPS will dedicate the stamps in New York City at Star Trek: Missions, a three-day celebration that is expected to draw thousands of fans.

The stamps will be available for pre-order during the first week of August at Fans are encouraged to share the news on social media using the hashtag #StarTrekForever.

The stamps feature four digital illustrations inspired by the original “Star Trek” TV series, which debuted Sept. 8, 1966.

Heads of State, a Philadelphia firm, designed the stamps, which have received widespread praise from fans and the news media.

The June 22 news release has more information.