USPS Director of Stamp Services William Gicker shares a selection of standouts over the years.
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First US Stamp by Alaska Native Person Spotlights Tlingit Lore
The stamp, designed by Tlingit and Athabascan artist Rico Lanáat’ Worl, features the raven as a trickster-spirit within a field of gold stars, holding the sun in his beak.
New USPS Stamps Commemorate Four Harlem Renaissance Figures
Stylized in soft hues, new stamps bear the likenesses of novelist Nella Larsen, philosopher Alaine Locke, historian Arturo Alfonso Schomburg, and poet Anne Spencer.
Andrew Wyeth’s Paintings Featured on New USPS Stamps
Andrew Wyeth’s melancholic paintings of rural American life will soon be available as postage stamps, released on the centennial of his birth.
Reveal the Bright Side of the Moon with a Heat-Activated Solar Eclipse Stamp
The USPS is releasing a stamp to commemorate the coming solar eclipse. It manifests a luminous moon at the touch of a finger.
One Artist’s Plan to Save the US Postal Service
The United States Postal Service is in crisis: hemorrhaging money, searching for ways to fix the situation and being blocked by Congress, inching towards privatization. What can any of us do about? Not much, except send more mail. That’s the idea behind artist Jennie Ottinger’s new project, called, cleverly, “Postal Mortem.”