Until a few years ago, we’d know by now most of the stamp subjects for the following year. Now the U.S. Postal Service holds its cards close to its vest. In fact, sometimes it seems as if the cards are inside the vest — we’re not hearing about some new issues, their designs and first day postmarks until a few days before they’re released, and sometimes not until they are released.
Still, we can guess about next year’s stamps: What subjects do you think we’ll see on U.S. stamps and postal stationery in 2015?
Remember, there shouldn’t be a rate increase, under the agreement that allowed a three-cent hike earlier this year. (The exception is an increase in shipping services, like Priority Express and Express Mail.)
Will there be another War of 1812 bicentennial stamp? There was only one battle in 1815, New Orleans, and that was actually fought after the peace treaty was signed. But the Post Office Department did issue a stamp for it in 1965.
We know there will be a Lunar New Year stamp that won’t show a ram, goat or sheep.
There will be two Civil War sesquicentennial stamps, but for which events? Is the surrender at Appomattox a lock?
Post your guesses here.