Editor’s note: This story originally appeared in the May/June 2016 issue of Catster print magazine. Click here to subscribe to Catster magazine.
It’ll soon be time to start writing letters again. Why? The U.S. Postal Service’s latest stamp booklet to be released this year. The stamps depict 20 of America’s best-loved pets — and, naturally, that includes cats.
You’ll be able to purchase the booklet at your local post office later this year, and you can also get it at the World Stamp Show in New York, May 28 through June 4. (Admission is free.)
“Without question, ‘animals’ remains the No. 1 subject favored by topical collectors world- wide, with cats and dogs heading the list,” said Thomas Fortunato, chairman of marketing and public relations for the World Stamp Show. “Our favorite pets … can be seen on thousands of stamps and philatelic items issued by the U.S. and other postal administrations.”
Here are some fun cat-related stamp tidbits:
The stamps had been scheduled for release in May, but a May 10 comment on the USPS Stamps Facebook page says: “The Pets stamps will tentatively come out in August; however, this is subject to change.”