USPS Lena Horne Forever Stamp Debuts Today

The USPS has been celebrating the Lena Horne Forever Stamp, which made its debut earlier today in New York. This beautiful stamp I’m looking forward to including among my stamps for upcoming #InCoWriMo letter writing!

Over at the US Postal Service National News, there is an article on the Legendary Performer and Civil Rights Activist Honored on New Forever Stamp, Newest Addition to Black Heritage Stamp Series.   “… as the 41st honoree in the Black Heritage stamp series during a first-day-of-issue ceremony at Peter Norton Symphony Space.”

USPS Lena Horne Forever Stamp

USPS Lena Horne Forever StampThe article includes – “Today, we honor the 70-year career of a true American legend,” said Deputy Postmaster General Ronald Stroman, who dedicated the stamp….

The stamp art features a photograph of Lena Horne taken by Christian Steiner in the 1980s. Kristen Monthei colorized the original black-and-white photo using a royal blue for the dress, a color Horne frequently wore. Monthei also added a background reminiscent of Horne’s Stormy Weather album, … Share the news of the stamp using the hashtags #LenaHorneForever and #BlackHeritageStamps.” 

Furthermore, the USPS Lena Horne Forever Stamp is available online for purchase at and will be available for sale at Post Offices too.  Also, there are details on ordering Ordering First-Day-of-Issue Postmarks and Ordering First-Day Covers, click here; along with listing the Philatelic Products celebrating the new stamp.

The month of January 2018 has includes us celebrating several new USPS Stamps this month!  Join me tomorrow as we wrap up the month with my Monthly Recap of January daily blog posts here at AnchoredScraps, which as usual will include links and header image thumbnail for each posting.  

Anchors Aweigh,  


Attribution & Thank you to the following who are referenced today

USPS National News – “Legendary Performer and Civil Rights Activist Honored on New Forever Stamp,  Newest Addition to Black Heritage Stamp Series” January 30, 2018

AnchoredScraps USPS Select 2018 Stamps include World War I Turning the Tide Forever Stamp 1-07-2018



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