The U.S. Postal Service is now issuing 15 new stamps saluting the "Roaring Twenties" as part of its Celebrate the Century program. The 1920s stamps will join the 1900s and 1910s currently available at your local post office.
First off the presses is a 32-cent stamp titled "Jazz Flourishes." It features a trombonist and a trumpeter. The wording "Jazz Flourishes" appears at the lower left of the stamp.Jazz music came into prominence in the 1920s. Jazz musicians have been honored on previous U.S. stamps. Louis Arm-strong, the legendary trumpeter and bandleader, appeared on a 1995 stamp.
Another of the 1920s stamps being released is a tribute to electric toy trains. The 32-cent stamp depicts a moving train and a smiling boy in the background.
A Postal Service spokesman said, "The electric toy train first became a significant part of children's lives in the 1920s, and has remained popular for more than seven decades."
The jazz and electric toy trains stamps are available now at your local post offices. The sheets of 15 cost $4.80 each. First-day covers cost $6.80.
For further information, call 1-800-STAMP-24.
- Syd Kronish