Black Heritage Series

Beginning in 1974 the U.S. Postal Service initiated what is now its longest running series; United States Black Heritage Commemorative Stamp Series. The series had its roots in a 1975 planning meeting of the Queens County, New York, Bicentennial Committee Present at the meeting was the founder of the Black American Heritage Foundation (BAHF), Clarence L. Irving. Mr. Irving proposed asking the U.S. Postal Service to include black Americans in the stamp program associated with the upcoming Bicentennial of the United States. The proposal received very favorable response from the USPS and quickly outgrew its original scope. The U.S. Postal Service, as part of its mission statement, endeavoring "to celebrate the people, events, and cultural milestones that are unique to our great nation," created a totally new stamp series to honor black Americans and the vital role they have played in U.S. history. Why has the series lasted so long? Simply, it continues to be popular and sell stamps for the Post Office and meet the USPS mission statement
U.S. #4804 March on Washington
Code: USSM4804
Price: $1.20
U.S. #4804 March on Washington Showgard Mount Size: SGJV25/40 (Pre-cut) Scott/Prinz Mount Size: 93... more info
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U.S. #4856 Shirley Chisholm MNH
Code: USSM4856
Price: $1.20
U.S. #4856 Shirley Chisholm, Black Heritage Series Showgard Mount Size: SGJV25/40 (Pre-cut) Scott/P... more info
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U.S. #4958 Robert Robinson Taylor MNH
Code: USSM4958
Price: $1.35
U.S. #4958 Robert Robinson Taylor, Black Heritage Series Showgard Mount Size: SGJV 25/40 (Pre-cut) ... more info
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U.S. #5056 Richard Allen MNH
Code: USSM5056
Price: $1.30
U.S. #5056 Richard Allen, Black Heritage Showgard Mount Size: SGJV 25/40 (Pre-cut) Scott/Prinz Moun... more info
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U.S. #5171 Dorothy Height MNH
Code: USSM5171
Price: $1.20
U.S. #5171 Dorothy Height, Black Heritage Series MNH Showgard Mount Size: SG50 Scott/Prinz Mount Si... more info
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U.S. #5349 Gregory Hines MNH
Code: USSM5349
Price: $2.20
U.S. #5349 Gregory Hines, Black Heritage Series Showgard Mount Size: Showgard JV 25x40mm Commem - Ve... more info
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U.S. #5555 August Wilson
Code: USSM5555
Price: $1.10
U.S. #5555 August Wilson The award-winning playwright August Wilson is the 44th honoree in the Postal ... more info
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U.S. #5663 Edmonia Lewis
Code: USSM5663
Price: $1.10
U.S. #5663 Edmonia Lewis The 45th stamp in the Black Heritage series honors Edmonia Lewis, the first A... more info
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U.S. #5801 John Lewis
Code: USSM5801
Price: $1.60
U.S. #5801 John Lewis Recommended Mount Size: SGJV25x40... more info
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U.S. #5830 Constance Baker Motley
Code: USSM5830
Price: $1.60
U.S. #5830 Constance Baker Motley, Black Heritage series. Recommended Mount Size: SGJV25x40... more info
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