The U.S. Postal Service recently announced it will issue a commemorative Forever stamp honoring former President George H.W. Bush, who died Nov. 30, 2018, at the age of 94.
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. Phil Jordan was the art director and stamp designer.
The first-day-of-issue ceremony will be held on the president’s birthday, June 12, at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, 1000 George Bush Drive West, College Station, TX. Robert M. Duncan, chairman of the U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors, will serve as the dedicating official.
The stamp are now available for pre-order for delivery on or after the June 12 ceremony at usps.com/stamps, or by phone at 800-Stamp24 (800-782-6724).
The stamp is being issued as a Forever stamp, which will always be equal in value to the current First-Class Mail 1-ounce price.
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