#4625 Heart Health (Forever) Postage Stamp
With the Heart Health (Forever®) stamp, the U.S. Postal Service hopes to raise public awareness about the importance of maintaining a healthy heart.

The stamp art focuses on the feelings of wellness and vitality that come from physical exercise, a key element in controlling and preventing coronary heart disease, or CHD. The design shows a bright yellow sun disc, a leafy green tree icon, and a blue swirl of a sky. The striding figure at the center of the stamp has a full red heart. At the figure's feet, a large red apple represents a well-balanced diet, another essential factor in maintaining a healthy heart.

Although CHD is the leading cause of death among women and men in the U.S., it doesn't have to be. Many cases of heart disease can be prevented. Most people can lower their risk of developing CHD — and protect their hearts for a lifetime — by making just a few lifestyle changes. Exercising and eating a heart-healthy diet are critical factors. Quitting smoking, managing stress, and getting enough sleep are equally important.

Because heart disease can develop over decades without symptoms, many people do not know they have it. Some risk factors, like age and a family history of CHD, can't be avoided, but regular medical checkups make early detection and treatment possible.

The U.S. Postal Service has a long tradition of issuing special stamps to help raise public awareness about health and social issues. For this beautiful and upbeat stamp, art director Derry Noyes teamed up with award-winning illustrator Nicholas Wilton.

The "Heart Health" stamp is being issued as a Forever stamp in self-adhesive sheets of 20. Forever stamps are always equal in value to the current First-Class Mail one-ounce rate.
Single......... $.75
Plate Block
of 4 ............ $3.00
Back To 2012 Selection
Pane of 20 ... $12.00
Note about Plate Blocks: Plate blocks number and position will vary with in-stock inventory.
Heart Health 2012 Forever #4625
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Heart Health 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.
If stamp production intrigues you, then so will this new collectible offering! Stamp deck cards are produced by the manufacturer to identify packaged stamp sheets for shipping. This card displays an image and description of the Heart Health (Forever®) stamp, the quantity of stamps that were packaged, and the name of the printer.

A "Heart Health" stamp has been affixed to the card and cancelled with an official First Day of Issue color postmark. Expressing the feeling of vitality that comes from outdoor exercise, the stamp design features a striding figure surrounded by a yellow sun, blue swirl of sky, and green leaf shape, while a large red apple at the figure's feet represents a well-balanced diet. The colorful postmark design incorporates an ECG graph as a decorative border and uses an image of a ripe apple to strike the stamp.