Post Office Murals Forever Stamps Debut Today

By on 4-10-2019 in Blog Post, Postage Stamps

Post Office Murals Forever Stamps Debut Today
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The Post Office Murals Forever Stamps Debut Today. You probably live near a Post Office building having one of the United States Post Office Murals produced during 1934–43. Locally here in Wilmington, NC at the downtown post office is from 1940 of the Port of Wilmington.

“Some 1,400 murals were created for federal post office buildings in more than 1,300 U.S. cities. Murals still extant are the subject of efforts by the U.S. Postal Service to preserve and protect them.”

My thanks to stamp club buddy Jimmy for his sharing about the downtown mural and the history around the Murals Forever Stamps at the Wilmington Philatelic Society meeting last evening.

First, look up your State and see what city is nearby to see a listing of the United States post office murals locally.

If the Post Office Murals Forever Stamps are sounding familiar, back in February they were included in the listing of the New USPS Stamp Announcements.

Post Office Murals Forever Stamps Debut Today

In the USPS National News today, it includes an article on Stamps Highlight Five Post Office Murals. It goes into detail on the origin of the Post Office murals. It also talks about the commitment to upkeep the classic paintings and having on display for the public to enjoy.

Post Office Murals Forever Stamps Debut Today 571104-Z0“The U.S. Postal Service dedicated the stamps today during a first-day-of-issue ceremony at the Piggott Main Post Office in Piggott, AR.”

“… The origin of Post Office murals can be traced back to 1933. That year, in a letter to longtime acquaintance President Franklin D. Roosevelt, artist George Biddle suggested that the U.S. government should commission artists in need of work to enliven the walls of public buildings. Later that year, perhaps spurred by Biddle’s plea, the Roosevelt administration established the Public Works of Art Project (PWAP). Funded by the Civil Works Administration and overseen by the Department of the Treasury, the New Deal program led to the hiring of more than 3,700 artists…”

The pane of 10 has two of each design. They are for ordering Post Office Murals Forever Stamps online. Also, available for ordering by mail at USA Philatelic, and/or at Post Offices across the country.

  • “Kiowas Moving Camp” (1936) Anadarko, Oklahoma
  • “Mountains and Yucca” (1937) Deming, New Mexico
  • “Antelope” (1939) Florence, Colorado
  • “Sugarloaf Mountain” (1940) Rockville, Maryland
  • “Air Mail” (1941) Piggott, Arkansas

I’m including this short video on the Antelope mural in Florence, Colorado.

The Ceremony Program, Ceremony Memento, Cachet, and Keepsake are available for ordering online.

I’m hoping to see details on requesting Pictorial Postmarks for the FDOI First Day of Issue in the next USPS Postal Bulletin issue coming out tomorrow!

Anchors Aweigh,  

Helen

 


Attribution & Thank you to the following I’m referencing today

USPS National News April 10, 2019, U.S. Postal Service Honors Post Office Lobby Artwork with Stamps excerpt, image, #PostOfficeMurals #MuralStamps

Wikipedia List of United States post office murals

Florence YouTube

My stamp club friend, Jimmy Jordan, at the Wilmington Philatelic Society (WPS)

AnchoredScraps New USPS Stamp Announcements & AnchoredScraps February 2019 Daily Blog Recap 2-28-2019