Postal Service Issues First Triangle Stamps

Associated Press

For the first time in its 150-year history, the U.S. Postal Service is straying from the traditional square/rectangular stamp format to introduce a line of 32-cent triangular stamps, officials announced Thursday.

The stamps, named Pacific 97 after a major international stamp show scheduled for May in San Francisco, feature a mid-19th century clipper ship against a blue background in one version and a U.S. mail stagecoach against red in another. They go on sale throughout the nation today.

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