George H.W. Bush

George H.W. Bush

Forever 55¢

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Issue Date: 6/12/2019

In 2019, the U.S. Postal Service® issues a stamp honoring former President George H.W. Bush. 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.

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  • 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.

    Made in the USA.

    SKUs featured on this page: 478204

  • Issue:George H.W. Bush Stamp
    Item Number:478200
    Denomination & Type of Issue:First-Class Mail Forever
    Format:Pane of 20 (1 design)
    Series:N/A
    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
    Adhesive Type:Pressure-sensitive
    Processed at:Banknote Corporation of America
    Colors:Pantone 5513, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black
    Stamp Orientation:Vertical
    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
    Marginal Markings:
    Front:Plate numbers in four corners
    Back:©2019 USPS • USPS logo • Two barcodes (478200) • Plate position diagram • Promotional text

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