I let July slip by without a round-up of U.S.P.S. releases, but in my defense, July was kinda a snoozer. I'm just not into Scooby-Doo, folks. The O Beautiful stamps are indeed beautiful. They've been printed with a varnish to really make the photographs rich and vibrant. War is war and I'd rather we not glorify it in stamps, but maybe I've just been watching Ken Burn's Vietnam and am extra jaded. The posterized style in the stamp WWI: Turning the Tide is pleasing, but I just can't shake the propaganda feeling. (I rather prefer the First Responders stamp coming out in September.) August is a big month for stamps! Stay tuned!