USPS unveils 2022 stamp program

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has announced some of the subjects of its 2022 stamp program.

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

The partial list of 2022 U.S. stamp subjects includes:

  • Lunar New Year (Year of the Tiger);
  • two priority mail definitives from the “American Landmarks” series;
  • blueberries; U.S. flags;
  • the annual “Love” stamp;
  • sculptor Edmonia Lewis;
  • two non-denominated “Butterfly Garden Flowers” definitives for bulk mailings by authorized non-profit organizations;
  • mountain flora;
  • the 50th anniversary of the passage of Title IX, a civil rights law prohibiting sex-based discrimination;
  • tulips;
  • sunflowers;
  • newspaper publisher Katharine Graham;
  • folk singer and activist Pete Seeger;
  • women’s rowing;
  • ichthyologist Eugenie Clark, also known as “the shark lady”;
  • U.S. marine sanctuaries;
  • pony cars;
  • elephants;
  • Ojibwe landscape painter and sculptor George Morrison;
  • the Mississippi River; and
  • women cryptologists of the Second World War.

The USPS is slated to announce more subjects leading up to the new year.

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