Postal Service continues to commemorate Kwanzaa, which celebrates values and beliefs around African-American heritage, by dedicating a new Kwanzaa Forever stamp today. The ceremony took place at the African American Cultural Center at North Carolina State University (NC State). Current NC State African American Cultural Center Director Moses T. Alexander Greene served as the master of ceremonies. The Kwanzaa stamps are being issued as Forever stamps in panes of 20. Postal Service media resources
Postal Service today announced the appointment of three members to the Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee (CSAC). Created in 1957, the CSAC evaluates all stamp proposals received by the Postal Service. He has worked in public history institutions for more than 25 years. Postal Service media resources, including broadcast quality video and audio and photo stills, visit the USPS Newsroom. For more information about the Postal Service, visit usps.com and facts.usps.com.
Postal Service is offering its customers a timeless Christmas image this holiday season with today’s dedication of the Madonna and Child by Bachiacca holiday stamp. Postal Service Director Stamp Services Mary-Anne Penner served as the master of ceremonies. “The iconic and resonant image of Madonna and Child is a crucial part of the Christmas story,” said Connors. The Madonna and Child by Bachiacca stamps are being issued as Forever stamps in booklets of 20. Postal Service media resources, includ
Postal Service (USPS) is reminding customers they can help fund the cause by purchasing the Breast Cancer Research Stamp. These 65-cent self-adhesive semipostal stamps are available year-round in sheets of 20 to help raise funds for breast cancer research. More than 1 billion stamps have been sold since its inception in 1998, raising more than $87.8 million for breast cancer research. The Breast Cancer Research Stamp was the first semipostal stamp in U.S. history. In addition to the Breast Cance
Postal Service continues its tradition of celebrating Kwanzaa, the annual Pan-African holiday, which takes place over seven days from Dec. 26 to Jan. 1 and brings family, community and culture together for many African-Americans. Each day of Kwanzaa is dedicated to the focus of one of these seven principles, collectively known as the Nguzo Saba. This is the seventh stamp design issued by the Postal Service in celebration of Kwanzaa. The first Kwanzaa commemorative stamp was issued in 1997. The K
The new Hanukkah stamp artwork features a menorah created using the techniques of the traditional Jewish folk art of papercutting. Behind the menorah is a shape reminiscent of an ancient oil jug that represents the heart of Hanukkah. As a Forever stamp, Hanukkah will always be equal in value to the current First-Class Mail 1-ounce price. Hanukkah begins on the 25th of Kislev in the Hebrew calendar, a date that falls in late November or December. In 2018, Hanukkah begins at sundown Dec. 2.
Postal Service at a special first-day-of issue ceremony for the Honoring First Responders Forever stamp. “The Postal Service is pleased to honor their skill, dedication and unfailing bravery with this stamp." The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations. Postal Service media resources, including broadcast quality video and audio and photo stills, visit the USPS Newsroom. For more information abou
Postal Service continues its tradition of celebrating Kwanzaa, an annual Pan-African holiday that brings family, community, and culture together for many African Americans. News of the stamp is being shared with the hashtag #KwanzaaStamps . Background:
Five centuries ago, Francesco d’Ubertino Verdi (1494–1557), the Italian Renaissance painter known as Bachiacca, proved to be a versatile and popular Florentine artist. This Christmas stamp features a detail of Bachiacca’s oil-and-gold-on-panel painting “Madonna and Child”, which dates from the early 1520s, showing the Christ child clutching a bouquet of jasmine, a symbol of divine love, alongside the Virgin Mary’s profile, left shoulder and right hand. This painting is part of the Jack and Belle
Postal Service honored singer and songwriter John Lennon today as the latest addition to its Music Icons stamp series at a first-day-of-issue ceremony in New York City’s Central Park. “It’s a privilege to commemorate the life of John Lennon – one of the most celebrated musicians and iconic personalities of the 20th century,” said Brennan. “The world was influenced by John Lennon’s music and his commitment to the ideals of peace and unity. We continue to be inspired by his memory.”The Music Icons