WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) recently announced a partial list of the stamps it will issue in 2024. Among the preliminary designs—which are subject to change—are five photographs featuring the horse.
Five equine profiles
The USPS news release reads: “This stamp issuance celebrates America’s love of horses. Once instrumental in the early economic development of the United States, horses are now valued athletes and loyal companions, and are important in law enforcement, forestry, entertainment, equine therapy and cattle ranching.
“This pane of 20 stamps features five photographs of beautiful equines, each in profile. The selvage showcases a sixth horse. Derry Noyes, an art director for USPS, designed these stamps with existing photographs by Stephanie Moon and Karen Wegehenkel.”
Other stamp designs
Other preliminary designs showcase the following themes: Lunar New Year/Year of the Dragon; Constance Baker Motley (the first African American woman known to have argued a case before the United States Supreme Court and the first to serve as a federal judge); the Pillars of Creation formation within the Eagle Nebula; “floral geometry”; “Cosmic Cliffs”; various flowers; “Save Manatees”; the Underground Railroad; a “radiant star”; both wedding and celebration blooms; “Garden delights” (featuring hummingbirds and flowers); award-winning novelist Saul Bellow; pinback buttons; “Protect Sea Turtles”; Shaker design; bluegrass music; the first Continental Congress of 1774; autumn colors; and “Winter Whimsy.”
There are also new preliminary designs for the USPS’ love and U.S. flag stamps, as well as its traditional Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa stamps.
Telling a story
“As always, our stamp program features a broad array of subjects and designs. Stamps are miniature works of art and often tell a story that highlights our American culture, our people or an important point in our history,” said Lisa Bobb-Semple, acting Stamp Services director for USPS. “Stamps also allow us to show what’s important to us as we carefully select which stamp adorns our mail pieces. The 2024 stamps were designed to offer the American public a broad array of choices for those looking to collect stamps or send a special message.”
Customers may purchase stamps and other philatelic products through the Postal Store at usps.com/shopstamps, by calling 844-737-7826, by mail through USA Philatelic or at select Post Office locations nationwide. For officially licensed stamp products, shop the USPS Officially Licensed Collection on Amazon.