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With this new 2019 stamp, the Postal Service celebrates the American flag, the most recognizable symbol of our nation. Since its creation in the late 18th century, the Stars and Stripes has flown proudly through war and peace, stateside and abroad, and even on the surface of the moon. The stamp features a U.S. flag, one of several on the flagpoles near the end of Chicago’s Navy Pier, waving in a May breeze.
On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin acheived something that had long been confined to the realm of science fiction when they landed a spidery spacecraft named Eagle on the moon. A worldwide audience watched and listened when Armstrong stepped onto the moon’s surface and famously said, “That’s one small step for man and one giant leap for mankind.”
Explore the unexpected beauty of cactus flowers with 10 new stamps from the U.S. Postal Service. Cacti are flowering perennial succulents in the plant family Cactaceae. Though experts debate exact numbers, more than 1,500 species are known. Almost all cacti are native to the Americas, ranging from British Columbia and Alberta in Canada to the southern regions of Argentina and Chile. The southwestern U.S. and Mexico are home to the greatest variety and abundance of cacti.
Celebration Boutonniere is a new stamp issued by the U.S. Postal Service. Similar in design to the two-ounce Celebration Corsage stamp, it can be used on RSVP envelopes often enclosed with wedding invitations.
Digital illustrations of four North American frogs grace these new stamps: the Pacific tree frog, the northern leopard frog, the American green tree frog, and the squirrel tree frog. Working with a primarily green color palette, the artist captured the essence of each animal with enough important defining features to make each recognizable.
In 2019, the U.S. Postal Service issued a stamp honoring former President George H.W. Bush. The stamp art is a portrait of Bush painted by award-winning artist Michael J. Deas. It is based on a 1997 photograph taken by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders.
The 42nd stamp in the Black Heritage series honors Gregory Hines (1946-2003), whose unique style of tap dancing injected new artistry and excitement into a traditional American form. The stamp features a 1988 photograph by Jack Mitchell that shows a smiling Hines on one knee in a red blazer and gray pants, with one foot raised to show the taps on the bottom of his shoe.
Hearts Blossom is the latest stamp in the Love series from the U.S. Postal Service. The stamp art features the word “Love” in cursive script below 12 colorful hearts. The color palette — red, purple, orange, and pink — is intended to create a happy and positive feeling. Art director Antonio Alcalá designed the stamp.
In 2019, the U.S. Postal Service honors the nation’s brave and loyal military working dogs. Each of the four stamps features a stylized geometric digital illustration of one of four of the canine breeds - German shepherd, Labrador retriever, Belgian Malinois, and Dutch shepherd - that commonly serve in America’s armed forces.
Neon Celebrate! Forever Stamp: crafted out of neon and glass that adds a spark to greeting cards, invitations, and gift-bearing envelopes and packages.
The U.S. Postal Service continues to honor the sacrifices of men and women who serve in the U.S. military with the issuance of the Purple Heart Medal stamp that depicts the medal suspended from its purple and white ribbon.
In 2019, the U.S. Postal Service honors Sesame Street, the influential and beloved children’s television show. For the last 50 years, it has provided educational programming and entertainment for generations of children throughout the country and around the world.
Celebrate the fun of America’s state and county fairs with four se-tenant stamps from the U.S. Postal Service. Annual events that families and communities anticipate with enthusiasm, state and county fairs provide social and educational value th opportunities to learn, teach, socialize - and to have lots of fun.
Building the transcontinental railroad during the 1860’s was a massive engineering feat and one of the great achievements of the 19th century. The U.S. Postal Service marks the 150th anniversary of the completion of the railroad in 1869 with three distinct stamps in a pane of 18 stamps commemorating the milestone.
The U.S. Postal Service celebrates USS Missouri (BB-63), the last American battleship, with the issuance of this Forever stamp in 2019, coinciding with the 75th anniversary of Missouri’s commissioning on June 11, 1944.
With the release of the four new Winter Berries Forever stamps, the U.S. Postal Service celebrates four of winter’s small yet vibrant offerings: the winterberry (llex verticillata), the juniper berry (Juniperus communis), the beautyberry (Callicarpa americana), and the soapberry (Sapindus saponaria).
The Woodstock Music and Art Fair, held in the small farming community of Bethel, New York, in August 1969, was the most famous rock festival in history and an expression of the youth counterculture of the 1960’s. The stamp art, by art director Antonio Alcala, features an image of a dove along with the words “3 DAYS OF PEACE AND MUSIC,” evoking the original promotional poster for Woodstock.
Tyrannosaurus rex dominated the tail end of the dinosaur age. A recent surge in discoveries has revolutionized our understanding of the fierce carnivore. With this pane of 16 stamps in four designs, the U.S. Postal Service brings the latest findings to light.
With this Priority Mail stamp, the U.S. Postal Service celebrates the desolate, striking beauty of the Joshua tree (Yucca brevifolia) and its distinct desert environment. The
Celebrate the beauty and wonder of coral reefs with four new postcard stamps from the U.S. Postal Service. Featuring highly stylized digital portraits, the stamp art depicts four types of stony corals with associated reef fish.