New USPS Forever Stamps

Flannery O’Connor

usps stampWriter Flannery O’Connor will appear on a new postage stamp. On the stamp, O’Connor is flanked by peacock feathers; she raised peacocks at her family’s  Farm  in Georgia.

O’Connor’s work led the field of Southern Gothic with the novels “Wise Blood” and “The Violent Bear It Away” and many works of short fiction, including the collection “Everything That Rises Must Converge.” An omnibus collection, “The Complete Stories of Flannery O’Connor,” which won the 1972 National Book Award for fiction.She died in 1964 at the age of 39.

Additional Ounce Forever Stamps

The Postal Service recently unveiled its’ new ‘additional ounce’ Forever stamps after receiving a positive response from customers over the ‘Forever Stamp’ – a stamp specifically used to mail one ounce First-Class letters anytime in the future despite price changes.usps forever stamps

The new stamps will now allow items that weigh more than one ounce, postcards, and bulky or odd-sized envelopes that require hand sorting to be sent at any time.

Designs for the new stamps include the emperor penguin, coastal birds, the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly, a vintage tulip, wedding cake, and a stamp in the Literary Arts series that honors writer Flannery O’Connor.

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