The United States Postal Service is givin’ her all she’s got, Captain. The Star Trek Forever Stamps, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the original Star Trek TV show we be released in September. The original Star Trek premiered on NBC, September 8, 1966 and was cancelled after three seasons.
The first-day-of-issue ceremony will take place at noon on Friday September 2, 2016 and will officially launch Star Trek: Mission New York, a three-day celebration. In early August, you can pre-order the stamps from the USPS.
Here is the Postal Service press release with all the details:
Star Trek™ Forever Stamps to be Dedicated Sept. 2
Dedication Ceremony Launches Star Trek: Mission New York
June 22, 2016
WASHINGTON — Nearly 50 years to the day of its original airing, the U.S. Postal Service will celebrate the iconic 1960s television show Star Trek by dedicating the Star Trek Forever stamps in New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.
The first-day-of-issue ceremony will take place at noon on Friday Sept. 2, and will officially launch Star Trek: Mission New York, a three-day celebration that is expected to draw thousands of Star Trek fans. For tickets to Star Trek: Mission New York go to startrekmissions.com.
The stamps will be available for pre-order the first week of August at usps.com/shop for delivery shortly after Sept. 2. Fans are encouraged to share the news on social media using #StarTrekForever. Visit this link for information on other upcoming stamp dedication ceremonies.
The stamps, under license by CBS Consumer Products, showcase four digital illustrations inspired by classic elements of the television program that premiered Sept. 8, 1966:
- The Starship Enterprise inside the outline of a Starfleet insignia against a gold background
- The silhouette of a crewman in a transporter against a red background
- The silhouette of the Enterprise from above against a green background
- The Enterprise inside the outline of the Vulcan salute (Spock’s iconic hand gesture) against a blue background
The stamps were designed by Heads of State of Philadelphia, under the art direction of Antonio Alcalá of Alexandria, VA.
The Postal Service is participating in Star Trek: Mission New York through an agreement with Reed Exhibitions and its ReedPOP group, a global producer of fan experiences such as New York Comic Con (NYCC), Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) and others.
The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.
What do you think? Do you plan to order the Star Trek stamps? Will you use them or collect them?