Every Christmas, children all around the world dream of a visit from St. Nick. The U.S. Postal Service celebrates that highly anticipated event with four new stamps.The stamps tell the story of St. Nick’s visit on Christmas Eve. Illustrator Brad Woodard created his images by first sketching then dig..
Enjoy the striking paintings of a celebrated American artist with this new Emilio Sanchez Forever Stamps.Best known for his architectural paintings and lithographs, Emilio Sanchez explored the effects of light and shadow to emphasize the abstract geometry of his subjects. His artwork encompasses his..
The U.S. Postal Service honors pioneering marine biologist Eugenie Clark (1922–2015) with the release of a new commemorative stamp. Affectionately known as the “Shark Lady,” Clark conducted many important studies that provided fascinating insights into shark biology and worked tirelessly to change p..
One of the nation’s greatest modernist artists and a founding figure of Native American modernism, George Morrison (1919–2000) challenged prevailing ideas of what Native American art should be, arguing that an artist’s identity can exist independently from the nature of the art he creates. Morrison ..
Whimsical elves bring smiles to the holidays with four new se tenant stamps from the U.S. Postal Service.The stamp art features an original digital illustration of four elves preparing treats and toys for holiday gift giving. The artist first sketched his design and then created the final illustrati..
With this stamp, the U.S. Postal Service celebrates the life and legacy of civil rights leader and congressman John Lewis (1940–2020). Devoted to equality and justice for all Americans, Lewis spent more than 30 years in Congress steadfastly defending and building on key civil rights gains that he ha..
Each of the five new stamps features a musician dressed in traje de charro, the traditional outfit of mariachi performers, playing one of five iconic mariachi instruments: guitar, guitarrón, vihuela, violin, and trumpet. The geometric shapes in the background of each stamp are a nod to Mexican villa..
This new stamp from the U.S. Postal Service commemorates Nancy Reagan (1921–2016), wife of the 40th president, Ronald Reagan, and first lady of the United States from 1981 to 1989. Her husband’s most trusted advisor and champion, she was an important part of one of the most pivotal presidencies of t..
With these eye-catching new stamps, the U.S. Postal Service honors Roy Lichtenstein (1923–1997), the iconic American artist of the pop art movement. This genre, which arose in the late 1950s and reached its height in the 1960s, looked to popular culture for its aesthetic.Each of the five stamps in t..
Celebrate one of the 20th century’s most imaginative author-illustrators with this new Shel Silverstein Forever Stamps 2022.Shel Silverstein’s 1964 picture book The Giving Tree and his quirky poetry collections are beloved by children everywhere. The stamp features Silverstein’s illustration of a bo..
The Sparkling Holidays stamps, sold in booklets of 20, feature four classic portraits of Santa Claus. Taken from larger paintings created by Sundblom, these vintage images were originally published in ads for The Coca-Cola Company from the 1940s through the early 1960s. Sundblom is credited as the i..
With this stamp, the U.S. Postal Service honors prolific children’s book author and illustrator Tomie dePaola (1934–2020), whose extraordinarily varied body of work encompasses folktales and legends, informational books, religious and holiday stories, and touching autobiographical tales. Deceptively..