With this new 2019 stamp, the Postal Service® celebrates the American flag, the most recognizable symbol of our nation. Since its creation in the late 18th century, the Stars and Stripes has flown proudly through war and peace, stateside and abroad, and even on the surface of the moon.
The stamp features a U.S. flag, one of several on the flagpoles near the end of Chicago's Navy Pier, waving in a May breeze.
According to the code of flag etiquette, the flag should be displayed from sunrise to sunset every day. Moreover, "when a patriotic effect is desired," the flag can be flown through the night if properly lit.
Today the American flag waves proudly during the day outside government offices, schools, military bases, and local Post Office® facilities. Fifty flags, one for each state, are on display around the base of the Washington Monument 24 hours a day, while two flags stand watch day and night over the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. The quiet dignity of Old Glory, seen at public and private sites around the country, calls to mind the values of liberty and justice represented by the nation's flag.
Art director Antonio Alcalá took the photograph that is featured on the stamp.
U.S. Flag is being issued as a Forever® stamp. This Forever stamp will always be equal in value to the current First-Class Mail® one-ounce price.
The Postal Store® ships all in-stock orders with USPS Tracking® service. Please allow 3-5 business days for in-stock items to be shipped with Default Shipping, or 1-2 business days for in-stock orders to be shipped with Priority Mail Express® service.
Pre- or Back-Ordered Items If your order contains pre- or back-ordered items, those items will ship separately when all pre- or back-ordered items are available.
To view your order status and tracking information, sign in to your USPS.com® account, go to "Activity History", and select your order number.
Stamp & Philatelic Orders All stamp and philatelic orders are charged a $1.50 handling fee on domestic orders up to $50.00, and $2.10 if the order is greater than $50.00. These fixed handling fees apply to only the portion of the order total that includes stamp and/or philatelic items.
Retail Items A retail item is any product that does not include a stamp or a form of postage. If your order includes retail items, we will add a shipping charge to the order based on the weight of the retail items and the “ship to” ZIP Code™. All in-stock retail items will ship within 5–7 business days.
Personalized Stamped Stationery All Personalized Stamped Stationery items are charged Priority Mail Flat Rate® pricing, depending on how many boxes are ordered, and should be shipped within 5–7 business days.