The U.S. Postal Service issues four new barns postcard stamps, which each piece also reflects one of the four seasons, that celebrate the beauty and history of American barns.
The artist created digital paintings of four types of iconic barns found in the rural American landscape. With differing qualities of light and color, each piece also reflects one of the four seasons: a round barn surrounded by the hazy light and warm colors of fall; a gambrel-roofed barn in summer; a forebay barn in an early spring countryside; and a Western barn on a winter’s night.
There is something about barns that appeals to almost everyone, evoking nostalgia for a lost way of life—an imagined simpler time—in even the most devoted city dweller. Barns have deep roots in American culture, reflecting the heritage of generations who worked the land.
The construction of many older barns required individuals with the skills to lay the foundation, to cut the timbers, to raise the frame, and to sheath and roof the structures. Built to last, these historic farm buildings still dot our rural landscape.
Today, there are ongoing efforts to preserve barns in America, from national and state organizations to local groups working to save specific buildings. Many barns are being maintained or adapted to continue their original purpose of housing animals and equipment and for storage. Others are finding new life as houses, offices, entertainment spaces, or even as wedding venues.
Whatever their modern function might be, historic barns represent America’s heritage. From the timber frames to the stone foundations, the materials and craftsmanship that went into constructing these barns tell the story of the importance of agriculture in building our country.
Ashley Walton designed the stamps with original artwork by Kim Johnson. Greg Breeding was the art director.
The word “POSTCARD” on the stamps indicates their usage value. Like a Forever® stamp, these stamps will always be valid for the rate printed on them.
Four new postcard stamps celebrate the beauty and history of American barns. With differing qualities of light and color, each piece reflects one of the four seasons: a round barn surrounded by the hazy light and warm colors of fall, a gambrel-roofed barn in summer, a forebay barn in an early spring countryside, and a Western barn on a winter’s night. Ashley Walton designed the stamps with original artwork by Kim Johnson. Greg Breeding was the art director.
Please NOTE these are self adhesive POSTCARD stamps. You will need to use TWO of these stamps to mail a standard, 1 ounce letter, pay a bill by mail, etc. It will take ONE stamp to mail a postcard.
These stamps will be good forever for the POSTCARD rate, which is lower than the First Class rate even if the postcard rate is increased in the future.
If you use ONE stamp to mail a standard 1 ounce letter, there is a chance the post office will RETURN your mail undelivered. Please use TWO of these stamps to mail a standard, 1 ounce letter.
Issued in a roll of 100 that does fit standard stamp roll dispensers.
SHIPPING AND DELIVERYWe are proud to offer shipping services that currently operate in USA. But except the following area:
1. Alaska 2. American Samoa 3. Guam 4. Hawaii 5. Marshall Islands 6. Northern Mariana Islands 7. Palau 8. Puerto Rico 9. Rhode Island 10. U.S. Virgin Islands 11. Armed Forces Americas 12. Armed Forces Europe 13. Armed Forces PacificNothing means more to us than bringing our customers great value and service. We will continue to grow to meet the needs of all our customers, delivering a serviced. Thank you for your understanding.
How much do you charge for shipping?We provide free shipping.
How do you ship packages?USPS functions as our logistics partner to ship out foreverstampstore.com products. They will choose the carrier that they think works best for our customers.
What about customs?We are responsible for any custom fees once the items have shipped. By purchasing our products, you consent that one or more packages may be shipped to you when they arrive to your country.
How long does shipping take?Shipping time varies by location. These are our estimates: 2-8 Business days.
Do you provide tracking information?Yes, you will receive an email once your order ships that contains your tracking information. If you haven’t received tracking info within 5 days, please contact us.
My tracking says "no information available at the moment".For some shipping companies, it takes 2-5 business days for the tracking information to update on the system. If your order was placed more than 5 business days ago and there is still no information on your tracking number, please contact us.
Will my items be sent in one package?For logistical reasons, items in the same purchase will sometimes be sent in separate packages, even if you have specified combined shipping.If you have any other questions, please contact us and we will do our best to help you out.We try to make sure all your items reach you at the same time.
REFUNDS & RETURNS POLICY
Order cancellationAll orders can be cancelled until they are shipped. If your order has been paid and you need to make a change or cancel an order, you must contact us within 12 hours. Once the packaging and shipping process has started, it can no longer be cancelled.
RefundsYour satisfaction is our #1 priority. Therefore, you can request a refund or reshipment for ordered products if:
- You do not receive them within the guaranteed time (45 days not including 2-5 day processing)
- You receive the wrong or broken item(Non-artificial)
- Your order does not arrive due to factors within your control (e.g. providing the wrong shipping address)
- Your order does not arrive due to exceptional circumstances outside our control (e.g. delayed by a natural disaster)
- Other exceptional circumstances outside the control of Foreverstampstore.com