Sneak peak at new 2016 United States Postal Service stamps

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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Postal Service is providing a preview of its 2016 stamp program that is sure to attract the interest of fans of Star Trek, NASA’s New Horizons mission, Trucks, Shirley Temple, flowers, soda fountain fans and the holidays — just to name a small handful.

“Our stamps articulate the American experience through miniature works of art,” said Acting Stamp Services Director Mary-Anne Penner. “Our diverse stamp topics for 2016 are sure to appeal to everyone, and with the New Year just around the corner, now is a perfect time to get started in stamp collecting. It’s an educational hobby the entire family can enjoy.”

The Postal Service is also previewing a number of new holiday stamps. A new holiday contemporary stamp is in development and will be previewed at a later date. Unless noted, the date of issuance and the stamp dedication ceremony locations will be announced at a later date.

If you’re a stamp collector, the USPS has released the date of issuance for some of these stamps on its website, USPS.com, as well as the location for the stamp dedication ceremony.  Other dates and locations will be announced in the coming months.

Scroll through our photo gallery for a preview of some of the new stamps: