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USPS Announces First Scratch-and-Sniff Stamps

They'll feature the 'sweet scent of summer'
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 22, 2018 12:41 AM CDT
This image provided by the US Postal Service shows scratch-and-sniff stamps. The stamps depict watercolor illustrations by California artist Margaret Berg.   (U.S. Postal Service via AP)

(Newser) – Letter writers will soon be able to express their sentiments in words and smells. The US Postal Service announced Monday that it will soon issue its first scratch-and-sniff stamps. The stamps feature illustrations of ice pops. The agency says the stamps will "add the sweet scent of summer" to letters, the AP reports. The 20 stamps depict watercolor illustrations by California artist Margaret Berg. Each of the 10 stamp designs includes two different treats. The words "FOREVER" and "USA" appear along the bottom of each stamp. The stamps will be issued on June 20 at a children's museum in Austin, Texas. (Read more stamps stories.)

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