USPS announces next year’s stamps

The Postal Service has announced some of the stamps the organization plans to release in 2022:

• Year of the Tiger, the third entry in the 12-stamp Lunar New Year series, featuring a three-dimensional mask depicting a tiger;

• Blueberries, a 4-cent stamp featuring a cluster of blueberries;

• U.S. Flags, a stamp with an image of three flags in a circular formation, reminiscent of the 50 flags that surround the Washington Monument;

• Love 2022, the latest Love stamp release, featuring two designs of folk art-inspired flowers;

• Edmonia Lewis, a Black Heritage stamp honoring the esteemed 19th-century sculptor;

• Butterfly Garden Flowers, two nondenominated stamps featuring blooms that butterflies love: cosmos and scabiosas;

• Mountain Flora, four stamps featuring images of colorful alpine flowers: purple pasqueflower, wood lily, yellow alpine buttercup and Woods’ rose;

• Eugenie Clark, a stamp honoring the marine biologist who sought to change public perception of sharks;

• Title IX, a stamp celebrating the 50th anniversary of the passage of the civil rights law prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex in any educational program or activity receiving federal funds;

• Sunflower Bouquet, a 2-ounce stamp featuring a spray of sunflowers, irises and smaller posies in an elegant arrangement;

• Tulips, a stamp showcasing an assortment of the bulb flowers in an artful display;

• Women’s Rowing, a pane of 20 stamps honoring women’s achievements in the demanding water sport;

• Pete Seeger, a Music Icons stamp honoring the banjo-playing folk singer known for his activism;

• George Morrison, a pane of 20 stamps honoring a founding figure of Native American modernist art by showcasing five images of his artworks;

• National Marine Sanctuaries, a 16-stamp pane celebrating 50 years of the National Marine Sanctuary System;

• Elephants, a stamp showing a playful, affectionate illustration of a baby elephant and its mother beneath a bright orange sun;

• Mighty Mississippi, 10 photographic stamps of sites along the Mississippi River;

• Katharine Graham, the 17th stamp in the Distinguished Americans series, a 2-ounce denomination honoring the former publisher of The Washington Post; and

• Pony Cars, five stamps featuring pony cars of the late 1960s and early ’70s.

 “The new 2022 stamps are miniature works of art, designed to be educational and appeal to collectors and pen pals around the world,” said William Gicker, USPS Stamp Services director. “As always, the program offers a variety of subjects celebrating American culture and history. The vivid colors and unique designs of this year’s selections will add a special touch of beauty on your envelopes.”

The Postal Service announced the stamps on Nov. 1. The designs are preliminary and subject to change.

All of the releases will be Forever stamps, unless otherwise noted.

Additional 2022 stamps will be announced later.


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