Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Kansas City Statehood Stamp

The USPS is bringing out another stamp in their statehood celebration series. This year marks the 150th anniversary of Kansas being inducted as our 34th state. The stamp itself is really quite nice looking.

The stamp basically represents the invention of wind power in Kansas. The stamp is really beautiful as you can see above, but that was not the first stamp to commemorate Kansas' Statehood. The stamp shown below was introduced in 1961 on the 100th Anniversary of their statehood. As you can see there are quite a few differences between the two stamps. Including the coloring and price of the stamp itself.

For any who are reading this and do not already know..all letter rate stamps released this year (and probably from now on) will all be "Forever" stamps. This makes me a little sad. I rather enjoy looking at the postage rates on the stamps. Do any other countries use "forever" type postage?

For more information on the 2011 Kansas Statehood Stamp you can visit the USPS website here by clicking the bold text above.

If you are looking to buy the new stamp you can get them in your local Post Office on January 27th. As for me...I cannot wait. I just love when new stamps release!


  1. I didn't know that. Why would they make them all Forever stamps? It's a guaranteed loss of revenue. I too will be sorry to see the numbers gone from the stamps.

  2. It's sad isn't it? The USPS says that the forever stamps (released in 2007) have generated around 12.1 Billion in total revenue. Basically from the articles I have read they are targeting the people who hate to buy the 1 or 2 cent stamps each time the postal rates increase. I still dont see how this will make them tons of money...but hey..I don't work for the Post Office. *shrugs*

    Here is an article that talks about the switch to forever stamps for more information on the subject.