|#4626 Love Ribbons (Forever) Postage Stamp
Evoking images of romance and elegance, the U.S. Postal Service issues this year'sLove stamp featuring a graphic design of satin ribbons that spell out the word "Love" in a graceful, cursive script.
Pieces of ribbon
that appear to extend beyond the borders of the stamp broaden the reach of the design and its sentiment.
Like stamps, ribbons often
adorn our special packages to friends and family. Attached to floral arrangements, boxes of candy, and gifts of all kinds, ribbons
beautify and embellish our gestures of romance, friendship, and caring. Silk, satin, taffeta, and organdy ribbons are often used to
enhance the beauty of bridal bouquets and invitations for weddings and other special celebrations for our friends and loved ones.
During their Olympic routines, rhythmic gymnasts often use a ribbon to create intricate patterns. While keeping the ribbon in constant
motion, the competitors form figure eights, spirals, and other shapes. The sport of rhythmic gymnastics has been an Olympic event
Louise Fili designed the stamp, illustrated by Jessica Hische. Derry Noyes was the art director.
The Love Ribbons (ForeverŪ) stamp
is being issued in self-adhesive sheets of 20. Forever stamps are always equal in value to the current First-Class Mail one-ounce
Note about Plate Blocks: Plate blocks number and position will vary with in-stock inventory.
Love Ribbons 2012 Forever #4626
Love Ribbon Stamp Deck Cards
These unique and highly collectable Deck Cards are hard to come by. Only received when you purchase bricks of stamps. Typically one for every 100 panes there is one of these Stamp Deck Cards. These cards are used as part of inventorying bricks of stamps to be sure no panes or booklets are missing. A fantastic item to add to your stamp collection. Items are limited, and we will increase inventory as we add more items here.
A "Love Ribbons" stamp has been affixed to this card and cancelled with an official First Day of Issue color postmark. A continuation of the Love series introduced in 1973, the stamp features a graphic design of satin ribbons that spell out the word "Love" in graceful script against a bright red background. The complimentary postmark design incorporates a pink satin ribbon heart as well as the date and location of issue: February 14, Colorado Springs, CO 80903.