VINTAGE POSTAGE STAMPS USPS Postal Service Employees Postman
These are our absolute favorite vintage postage stamps! Full sheet of 20 stamps.
To highlight “Postal Week,” ten special stamps were issued in 1973 “designed to emphasize to the American people the important duties performed by the men and women” who are employed by the United States Postal Service. Originally issued attached, each of the ten stamps depicts one of the many jobs performed by postal workers and contains a message written by the Post Office.
Window Clerk – 8¢: “Nearly 27 billion U.S. stamps are sold yearly to carry your letters to every corner of the world.”
Mail Pickup – 8¢: “Mail is picked up from nearly a third of a million local collection boxes, as well as your own mailbox.”
Conveyor Belt – 8¢: “More than 87 billion letters and packages are handled yearly – almost 300 million every delivery day.”
Sorting Parcels – 8¢: “The people in your Postal Service handle and deliver more than 500 million packages yearly.”
Mail Canceling – 8¢: “Thousands of machines, buildings, and vehicles must be operated and maintained to keep your mail moving.”
Manual Sorting – 8¢: “The skill of sorting mail manually is still vital to the delivery of your mail.”
Machine Sorting – 8¢: “Employees use modern, high speed equipment to sort and process huge volumes of mail in central locations.”
Loading Truck – 8¢: “Thirteen billion pounds of mail are handled yearly by postal employees as they speed your letters and packages.”
Letter Carrier – 8¢: “Our customers include 54 million urban and 12 million rural families, plus millions of businesses.”
Rural Delivery – 8¢: “Employees cover 4 million miles each delivery day to bring mail to your home or business.”
8¢ Postal Service Employees
Issue Date: April 30, 1973
City: Washington, DC
The stamp was issued on October 20, 1960, the same day the post office officially opened for business. The stamp turned out to be quite popular – with over 833,000 stamps and 458,000 First Day Covers sold on the first day. This success would later inspire the US Post Office to issue more stamps with postal themes, such as the 1963 City Mail Delivery stamp, the 1971 USPS logo stamp, and the 1974 Postal Service Employees Set.
This exclusive mint sheet was released over 46 years ago and is suitable for
- valid US postage
- junk journals
- special occasion postage
- collection building
- DIY crafts
or other uses – let your imagination guide you.
We recommend using this glue to attach the postage stamps. We have tasted them and they aren’t pleasant. ;)
The face value of the stamps in the mint sheet is $10.00 and they are listed as Scott Catalog #1489-98
Face Value: 8 cents
Date of Issue: 19783