OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL — The U.S. Postal Service today dedicated the Star Ribbon Forever stamp during a first-day-of-issue ceremony at the American Stamp Dealers Association, Inc., (ASDA) Midwest Postage Stamp Show. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing on July 20, 1969, the U.S. Postal Service is pleased to reveal two stamp designs commemorating that historic milestone. Continue reading
The Postal Service will celebrate its Post Office lobby government-commissioned artworks from the 1930’s and 1940’s by featuring five lobby paintings on stamps. During this era, President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s administration commissioned artwork in Post Offices across the nation to provide jobs to artists and illustrate the history and culture of local communities across America.
The first-day-of-issue event is free and open to the public. News of the stamp is being shared with the hashtags #PostOfficeMurals and #MuralStamps
Patrick Mendonca, senior director, Office of the Postmaster General
Travis Williams, Piggott, AR, mayor
John Gill, chairman, Arkansas Parks and Recreation Foundation
Stephanie N. Jett, postmaster, Piggott
Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at 11 a.m. CDT
Where:Piggott Main Post Office
116 N. 3rd Avenue
Piggott, AR 72454-2000
Dedication ceremony attendees are encouraged to RSVP at usps.com/postofficemurals.
In the 1930s and 1940s, murals brought a touch of beauty to Post Offices across the United States. These works of art were designed to help boost the morale of Americans during the Great Depression.
This pane of 10 stamps features five different murals. On the stamp art, the town or city and state in which the work of art is located is printed underneath each mural. The murals included are: “Kiowas Moving Camp” (1936), Anadarko, OK; “Mountains and Yucca” (1937), Deming, NM; “Antelope” (1939), Florence, CO; “Sugarloaf Mountain” (1940), Rockville, MD; and “Air Mail” (1941), Piggott, AR.
The Postal Service is committed to the upkeep of these classic paintings and has a federal preservation officer and historian to both help maintain the beauty of the murals and also educate the public about their place in postal lore. Today, many of these works have been restored and remain on display for the public to enjoy.
Art Director Antonio Alcalá designed the stamps.
The Post Office Murals stamps are being issued as Forever stamps and will always be equal in value to the current First-Class Mail 1-ounce price.
NEW ORLEANS – United States Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced today that RYAN S. CORTEZ, age 46, of Des Allemands, Louisiana, entered a plea of guilty Friday, February 22, 2019 to Misappropriation of Postal Funds, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1711. Continue reading
MESA, AZ — The U.S. Postal Service showcases hidden beauty with the release of Cactus Flowers Forever stamps. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service today revealed five additional subjects to the 2019 Stamp Program. More details on dates and locations for the first-day-of-issue ceremonies are coming. Continue reading
NEW YORK — The U.S. Postal Service today celebrated the life and legacy of award winning entertainer Gregory Hines when it inducted him as the 42nd honoree in the Black Heritage Stamp series during a first-day-of-issue ceremony at Peter Norton Symphony Space, on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Continue reading
RIVERHEAD, NY – On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 21, 2019, Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1) was joined by the United States Postal Service, PFC Langhorn Memorial Committee, local elected officials, local veterans and veterans’ organizations, and the family and friends of PFC Garfield Langhorn of Riverhead at the Private First Class Garfield M. Langhorn Post Office in Riverhead, New York, to honor his bravery, sacrifice, and service to his country following the 50th anniversary of his falling in the line of duty. Continue reading
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Jan. 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The U.S. Postal Service celebrates the joys of love with the latest stamp in the popular Love series, the Hearts Blossom Forever stamp. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — In the spirit of the coming new year, the U.S. Postal Service today revealed several of the new Forever stamps and other stamps to be issued in 2019. Continue reading