In 2019, the U.S. Postal Service® issues a stamp honoring former President George H.W. Bush, who died on November 30, 2018, at the age of 94. The stamp art is a portrait of Bush painted by award-winning artist Michael J. Deas. It is based on a 1997 photograph taken by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders.
The 41st president of the United States guided the U.S. through the end of the Cold War and drove the creation of a multinational coalition that successfully forced Iraq to withdraw from Kuwait in the Persian Gulf War. An advocate for public service, Bush explained his vision of the nation as “a brilliant diversity spread like stars, like a thousand points of light in a broad and peaceful sky.” Phil Jordan was the art director and stamp designer.
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SKUs featured on this page: 478204
|Issue:||George H.W. Bush Stamp|
|Denomination & Type of Issue:||First-Class Mail Forever|
|Format:||Pane of 20 (1 design)|
|Issue Date & City:||June 12, 2019, College Station, TX 77840|
|Art Director:||Phil Jordan, Falls Church, VA|
|Designer:||Phil Jordan, Falls Church, VA|
|Typographer:||Phil Jordan, Falls Church, VA|
|Artist:||Michael J. Deas, New Orleans, LA|
|Modeler:||Sandra Lane/Michelle Finn|
|Manufacturing Process:||Offset, Microprint|
|Printer:||Banknote Corporation of America|
|Press Type:||Alprinta 74|
|Stamps per Pane:||20|
|Print Quantity:||40,000,000 stamps|
|Paper Type:||Phosphor, Block Tag|
|Processed at:||Banknote Corporation of America|
|Colors:||Pantone 5513, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black|
|Image Area (w x h):||0.84 x 1.42 in/21.336 x 36.068 mm|
|Overall Size (w x h):||0.98 x 1.56 in/24.892 x 39.624 mm|
|Full Pane Size (w x h):||5.92 x 7.24 in/150.368 x 183.896 mm|
|Press Sheet Size (w x h):||11.84 x 21.72 in/300.736 x 551.688 mm|
|Plate Size:||240 stamps per revolution|
|Plate Numbers:||“B” followed by five (5) single digits|
|Front:||Plate numbers in four corners|
|Back:||©2019 USPS • USPS logo • Two barcodes (478200) • Plate position diagram • Promotional text|
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