Use your illusion

The Art of Magic stamp

The Art of Magic, a pane and souvenir sheet that celebrate magicians and the seemingly impossible illusions they create, will be released Tuesday, Aug. 7.

The stamps honor an art form that has entertained people for centuries. Illusions include mental phenomena, defiance of natural laws, and transformation, among other types.

The 20-stamp pane features five designs that illustrate classic magical exploits: a rabbit in a top hat, a fortune teller using a crystal ball, a woman floating in air, an empty bird cage and a bird emerging from a flower.

The souvenir sheet features three stamps that show the rabbit in the hat. By rotating each stamp, the rabbit appears to pop out of the hat.

USPS will dedicate the stamps during a ceremony at the Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The stamps will be available at Post Offices and