What U.S. stamps outline three bats, two ghosts (one comic, the other tragic) a frightened cat, an edgy raven, and a spider that looks much too predatory for polite company? Say hello to the 2019 Spooky Silhouettes from the U.S. Postal Service, just in time for Halloween 2019.
“The Spooky Silhouettes stamps feature digital illustrations with Halloween motifs rendered as black silhouettes in eerily backlit windows,” according to a U.S. Post press release. “The images include a cat with an arched back beneath a raven perched on a bare tree branch, all against a yellowish-green background; two ghosts against an orange background; a spider and a web against a red background; and three bats against a purple background.”
It was September 26 when the issue date of this frightful quartet was at last revealed as October 11 in the biweekly U.S. Post Postal Bulletin. Vice President of Mail Entry and Payment Technology Marc McCrery was scheduled to preside at the 5 p.m. dedication ceremony for the new stamps at New Hampshire’s Milford Pumpkin Festival, just northwest of Nashua.
“As autumn approaches,” quoth the Postal Service, “these Spooky Silhouettes stamps offer fun, frightful scenes that symbolize Halloween. With customs and traditions that vary widely by community, Halloween now inspires parades and carnivals, corn mazes, haunted houses, neighborhood and school parties, pumpkin festivals, and even pumpkin catapulting. Halloween remains a much-anticipated celebration of the macabre in the face of approaching winter.”
All that, yet not so much as a single word about the “free candy!”
Artist Tyler Lang worked with art director and designer Greg Breeding to create these digitally illustrated FOREVER stamps, perpetually valued at the basic first-class rate. According to the U.S. Postal Service’s Fall 2019 USA Philatelic catalog, the stamps were “produced through a special printing process: Beneath the ink of each image lies a layer of iridescent pigment.” The stamps will be issued in a self-adhesive pane of 20 as shown above.
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