Limited Edition Batman Forever Stamps for National Stamp Collecting Month #batman

This month The Postal Service will issue Batman Forever stamps to kick off New York Comic Con 2014 on Oct. 9 2014 along with adding excitement to October as National Stamp Collecting Month.

Batman Forever Stamps at USPS

photo credit: (c) 2014 U.S. Postal Service

The Batman stamps (Forever® First-Class Mail® priced at 49 cents) will be available in eight designs pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) souvenir sheet of 20 stamps (Item 588400). The $9.80 Batman souvenir sheet may not be split, and the stamps may not be sold individually.

“Batman is the quintessential American superhero,” said U.S. Postal Service Executive Director of Stamp Services Susan McGowan. “What better way to introduce stamp collecting as an educational hobby the entire family can enjoy. A great way to get started is to visit the American Philatelic Society’s (APS) website — With nearly 32,000 members among more than 110 countries, it’s a perfect source for getting involved in stamp collecting.”

Showcasing eight unique designs in a pane of 20 stamps, this new issuance from the U.S. Postal Service celebrates the 75th anniversary of Batman. Four versions of the iconic DC Comics super hero are depicted from four eras of comic book history.

In addition, there are four circular stamps showcasing the evolution of the Bat-Signal. The background illustration features a silhouette of Batman standing on a bridge with the skyline of Gotham City looming above him. The verso side of the pane features two illustrations of Batman and text about the history of the character. Art director Greg Breeding designed the stamp pane.

To learn more about the stories behind the stamps, visit

‘World’s Most Popular Hobby’

National Stamp Collecting month began as a joint venture of the Council of Philatelic Organizations and the United States Postal Service in 1981. Then Postmaster General William F. Bolger published a statement in the Postal Bulletin proclaiming stamp collecting as “the world's most popular hobby,” and urged “employees and customers alike to discover the joy of stamp collecting — the hobby of a lifetime.” Since then the Postal Service has continued to promote October as National Stamp Collecting Month.

The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.

Many of this year’s stamps may be viewed at, via Twitter @USPSstamps or at

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