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USPS Issues Total Eclipse of the Sun Commemorative Stamp

USPS Issues Total Eclipse of the Sun Commemorative Stamp


solar eclipse 2017

With the upcoming total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017, the United States Postal Service has issued a heat-sensitive commemorative stamp. The stamp is a photo of a total solar eclipse - a black moon highlighted by a solar ring. If you place a finger on one of the stamps, the heat from your finger changes the eclipse to a full moon.  

Pretty darn clever.  

The Total Eclipse of the Sun stamp is a Forever Stamp and costs 49 cents. I bought a couple of sheets; I think they'll be fun to use for Halloween-time mailings.


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Comment balloon 23 commentsKathryn Acciari • August 11 2017 07:41AM


I love this idea for the stamp. Thank you for sharing this Kathryn, it will be a great addition to my stamp collection.

Posted by Michelle Finnamore, Preparing your property for sale (Toronto GTA, Alliston, Newmarket) 8 months ago

Good morning Kathryn.

A new one on me.  I'll be sure to make a trip to the local USPS and pick up a few of them

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty AR LLC) 8 months ago

Good morning Kathryn. Was at the Post Office the day they came out and needed stamps. They are cool! Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker (Wayne M Martin) 8 months ago

I didn't know.  I may have to get some of these and send out some cards from where I am going to see the eclipse.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) 8 months ago

Thanks for telling us about this stamp. The eclipse will take place on my birthday.

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) 8 months ago

WEll, this could be a wind fall for the Post Office.  We all know how they need the revenue.

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) 8 months ago

Kathryn Acciari I didn't hear about this stamp. Thanks for the heads up.

Posted by Michael Setunsky, Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA 8 months ago

I had no idea!  Thanks for sharing.  

Posted by Carol Williams, "Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services" (U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business.) 8 months ago


How fun that the post office got into this.  I will have to check it out.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) 8 months ago

Since I will be in Florida and won't see the total eclipse, I will have to buy the stamp.

Posted by Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties (The Virtual Real Estate Team) 8 months ago

Hi Kathryn- I'll tell my friend this...he has been planning for years to have a good vantage point for the event. 

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) 8 months ago

What a wonderful idea! Keep a sheet as they'll probably be collectibles one day, Kathryn!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 8 months ago


That's a good marketing idea by the post office.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) 8 months ago

Those stamps sound way cool Kathryn Acciari, thanks for telling us about them.

Posted by Sybil Campbell, REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia (Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia) 8 months ago

I really like how creative USPS is. I did not expect that from them:) 

Posted by Inna Ivchenko, Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Los Angeles CA (Barcode Properties) 8 months ago

Kathryn Acciari I will pick up and keep a few stamps as memory. Thanks for sharing.

Posted by John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service (Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest) 8 months ago

Kathryn, had not seen this at the Post Office, so thanks for sharing!

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) 8 months ago

Posted by Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs ( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.) 8 months ago

Solar eclipse - Here's a cool website that simulates what you’ll see where you live. Enjoy! https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2017/7/25/16019892/solar-eclipse-2017-interactive-map

Posted by Dave Halpern, Louisville Short Sale Expert (Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827) 8 months ago

Solar Eclipse stamps for halloween, love it, I hav to get some before they are out.  almost at 500,000, go girl go!

Posted by Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!" (Hamm Homes) 8 months ago

Thank you, Will!

Posted by Kathryn Acciari, RSPS, SRS, REALTOR(R) Sturbridge-Shrewsbury MA (Cameron Real Estate Group) 8 months ago

That was fascinating, Dave. Thank you for sharing!

Posted by Kathryn Acciari, RSPS, SRS, REALTOR(R) Sturbridge-Shrewsbury MA (Cameron Real Estate Group) 8 months ago

Thank you very much for your comments on my blog.

Have an outstanding week.

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) 8 months ago