I'm no philatelist when it comes to postage. But, the U.S. Post Office has released a new series of "forever" postage stamps that will warm the heart of any sea sailing letter writer. It's a series of stamps that memorializes the U.S. Merchant Marine:
here. I plan to get a pack to carry on board for those postcards sent from the various U.S. ports I might visit with Bianka. Beats the pine cone ones I currently have.