Frogs leap onto Forever Stamps

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INDIANAPOLIS — The U.S. Postal Service recently issued new Forever stamps featuring digital illustrations of four North American frogs.

The First Day of Issue event took place at the Morrison Knudsen Nature Center, Boise, Idaho.

The four different “Frog” stamps are offered in a booklet of 20 and feature: the Pacific tree frog, the northern leopard frog, the American green tree frog and the squirrel tree frog.

More than 4,000 species of frogs are found in all continents except Antarctica, and more than 90 species are found here in the United States. Frogs play an important role, not only in their natural habitat, but to our daily lives. As tadpoles they feed on algae, which helps keep the water clean, and as adults, they feed on insects, which helps to control bug populations.”

Tom Samra, Vice President, Facilities, U.S. Postal Service and dedicating official at the stamp ceremony.

Art director William J. Gicker designed the stamps.

Working with a primarily green color palette and minimal detail, artist Nancy Stahl captured the essence of each frog with enough important defining features to make them recognizable.

Customers may purchase the Frogs stamps at The Postal Store at usps.com/shop, by calling 800-STAMP24 (800-782-6724), by mail through USA Philatelic or at Post Office locations nationwide.

Forever stamps will always be equal in value to the current First-Class Mail 1-ounce price. Information on ordering first-day-of-issue postmarks and covers is at usps.com/shop under “Collectors.”

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