Enter to Win An Emancipation Proclamation Stamp Lapel Pin

Thank you to everyone who came out yesterday to the U.S. National Archives in Washington, D.C., for the official dedication of the Emancipation Proclamation stamp. What a wonderful day!

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The Emancipation Proclamation stamp is the latest stamp to be issued by the U.S. Postal Service in tribute to civil rights events or leaders. In 2009, we released stamps featuring 12 civil rights pioneers including Mary Church Terrell and Mary White Ovington, and every year we commemorate notable leaders and cultural milestones through other stamp collections such as the Black Heritage series and the American Treasures series.

Do you see those three Emancipation Proclamation stamp lapel pins in the collage above (bottom left)? We’re giving away all three of them. For your chance to win one of the pins, all you have to do is answer the following question correctly:

On August 16, 1963, USPS issued a stamp commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. Who designed the stamp?

Send your answer, along with your name and mailing address, to uspsstamps [at] gmail [dot] com. Three winners will be selected at random. The deadline for entries is 3 a.m. EST Thursday, January 3, 2013. Good luck!


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The Postal Service™ is proud of its role in portraying the American experience to a world audience through the issuance of postage stamps and postal stationery. Each year the Postal Service issues commemorative stamps reflecting subjects of national significance and appeal. More than 160 years of stamp development has yielded an incredible archive of imagery and commentary reflecting American culture and society. Even in this fast-changing world, stamps are still a versatile and convenient method of postage. And stamp collecting is a lifetime hobby that is fun and educational for all ages. Stamp collecting is easy to start without a big investment. It is also a great way to learn about the world and its many wonders, opening the door to an exciting universe of history, science, geography, the arts, technology, and sports. Our mission is to provide universal service that is prompt, reliable, efficient, affordable, and self-sustaining. Throughout its history the Postal Service has grown with the nation, binding it together by ensuring that everyone, everywhere, has the same ability to communicate regardless of technological change.

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