Total Eclipse of the Sun - Forever Stamp Available Eclipse Day at Homestead!
On August 21st the United States postal service will be at Homestead! Total Eclipse of the Sun Forever® stamps, cancellation stamps will be sold and more will be sold. The USPS accepts Cash and Checks.
The Total Eclipse of the Sun stamp is the first U.S. stamp to use thermochromic ink, which reacts to the heat of your touch. Placing your finger over the black disc on the stamp causes the ink to change from black to clear to reveal an underlying image of the moon. The image reverts back to the black disc once it cools. The back of the stamp pane shows a map of the eclipse path.
The stamp uses a photograph taken by astrophysicist Fred Espenak of a total solar eclipse that was seen over Jalu, Libya, on March 29, 2006. Mr. Espenak also took the photograph of the full moon that is revealed by pressing upon the stamp image.
The Total Eclipse of the Sun stamp is being issued as a Forever® stamp. This Forever® stamp will always be equal in value to the current First-Class Mail® one-ounce price.
For more information about the Total Eclipse of the Sun Forever® stamp, visit: USPS.com