Latest Boston 2026 label recalls historic Tea Party

Organizers with Boston 2026, the next once-in-a-decade U.S. international show, unveiled the latest collectible label during a ceremony at the Great American Stamp Show this August.

The label, the third in a series of patriotic-themed promotional issues dubbed “The Road to Boston 2026,” was again created by award-winning stamp designer Chris Calle, whose artwork will be issued yearly until the show kicks off in May 2026.

Each of the 3,000 sheetlets produced by the Portland Stamp Company contains nine water-activated labels of the same design. Prominent in the latest design is the Boston Tea Party block of four stamps, issued by the U.S. in 1973 and depicting the nighttime raid of tea-carrying British ships on Dec. 16, 1773.

Hours earlier, 7,000 Bostonians rallied to protest the tea importation tax imposed by the British with the catchphrase, “No taxation without representation.”

Pro-independence leader Samuel Adams is shown in the label’s lower-left corner alongside the famous “Join, or Die” flag of a segmented snake.

Both the unsigned and limited-edition artist-signed versions are now available via

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