Suburban Assault

New USA Bicycle Postage Stamps Coming In 2012

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There has been a lot of buzz about the new Bicycle Postage Stamps coming out in May 2012. They were designed by art director Phil Jordan using four illustrations by John Mattos. “Each of the four colorful se-tenant stamps features a different kind of bike and rider: a young child just learning to ride with training wheels, a commuter pedaling to work, a road racer intent on the finish line, and an airborne BMX rider.”

Although these are cool looking stamps, they aren’t the first to represent the biking culture. I did a quick Google search and pulled up a few really great images of old bike postage stamps, perfect additions for your collection.

UPDATE: Looks like they moved the release date to June 2012. Big miss in my opinion – since May is National Bike Month.

The sources for these stamp images are here, here, here, here, and here. For a great source for old bicycle postage stamps, go here.

Written by dickdavid

July 28, 2011 at 5:58 am

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  1. Interesting. It never occurred to me that there were cycling postage stamps. Very nice.


    August 6, 2011 at 2:00 pm

  2. I used to love collecting stamps – this is probably another dying hobby, I’d guess.


    August 22, 2011 at 10:58 am

  3. […] HERE! The U.S. Post Office has released their new series of stamps that celebrate the BICYCLE. We’ve been waiting on these for almost a year. Even the original release got pushed from May (which would have been […]

  4. […] Surburban Assault wrote a short post about these stamps a while ago and included some nice photos of bicycle themed stamps of yesteryear. […]

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