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‘Star Trek' Gets Forever Stamps Ahead of 50th Anniversary

You may want to head down to the post office if you're a "Star Trek" fan. 

The U.S. Postal Service honored the television series with a set of Forever stamps Friday, according to a U.S. Postal Service press release. 

The four stamp designs depict the Starship Enterprise inside the outline of a Starfleet insignia, the silhouette of a crewman in a transporter, the silhouette of the Enterprise and the Enterprise inside the outline of the Vulcan salute.

All illustrations are against a gold, red, green and blue background, respectively. Written on all stamps is "forever USA" separated by the Starfleet insignia. 

The first-day-of-issue ceremony kicks off Star Trek: Mission New York, a three-day convention following the buzz of the July 2016 movie and on the heels of an upcoming 2017 television series. 

The release of the stamp falls almost 50 years after the television series premiered Sept. 8, 1966. 

To follow along with the Star Trek Forever stamp excitement, fans are encouraged to use the hashtag #StarTrekForever

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