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Another dozen for 2017

The Stamp Collecting Report, I'm Lloyd de Vries.

The U-S Postal Service has announced 12 more issues, comprising 40 stamps, for 20-17,
nearly doubling the subjects announced so far.

The new ones include a hodge-podge of commemoratives, stamps for specific purposes and
series for which we knew there would be new stamps.

Civil rights activist Dorothy Height will be the Black Heritage subject, the 40th in
the series. There are two statehood issues, for Nebraska and Mississippi, and two stamps
for wedding invitations, one showing a boutonniere and the other a corsage, plus a new
butterfly stamp for greeting cards. 2017 will see postal commemorations of artist Andrew
 Wyeth, writer Henry David Thoreau, and deaf educator Robert Panara.

There are also fun stamps in the new batch: 8 round stamps showing different kinds of
ballsÖ and a set of five "pollinators" stamps," billed as an environmental awareness issue
but really as much an excuse for pretty stamps.

Two of 2017's Christmas issues have been unveiled, one for Christmas Carols, the other for
Ezra Jack Keats' story, "The Snow Day."

But this certainly doesn't complete the list of next year's stamps: There's no Legend of
Hollywood subject, and nothing for the U-S entry into World War One. The issues announced
are probably just the ones for which the Postal Service has locked down the rights and designs.

Iím Lloyd de Vries of The Virtual Stamp Club. For more on stamps and stamp collecting,
and to see these designs, visit virtual-stamp-club-dot-com.

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