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.

Sheet of 20 $11.00

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.

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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