The Armory Show Breaks New Ground Again With Dedication of New Modern Art in America Stamps

We’d like to thank everyone who stopped by The Armory Show in New York City for the official dedication of the Modern Art in America, 1913–1931 stamp pane. The ceremony took place 100 years after the first Armory Show, the groundbreaking international exhibition that offered many Americans a first look at modern art.

IMG_6219Richard Uluski, U.S. Postal Service vice president, Northeast Area Operations, was joined in the ceremony by Noah Horowitz, managing director of The Armory Show; Valerie Paley, vice president of Scholarly Programs, New York Historical Society; and honored guest, Dorothy Vogel, The Vogel Collection.

IMG_6223“The Postal Service began issuing postage stamps more than 150 years ago and we understand the power in these miniature works of art to celebrate American heritage history and culture,” said Uluski. “These vivid stamps—a lasting tribute to 12 amazingly talented artists—will grace letters and packages sent to millions of households and businesses throughout the country.”

IMG_6430Want to obtain the official first-day-of-issue postmark for your collection? Purchase the stamps at a local Post Office, online at usps.com/stamps, or by calling 800-STAMP-24. Affix the stamps to envelopes of your choice, address the envelopes (to yourself or others), and place them in larger envelopes addressed to:

Modern Art in America 1913–1931 Stamps
Postmaster
421 Eighth Ave., Rm. 2029B
New York, NY 10199-9998

After applying the first-day-of-issue postmark, USPS will return the envelopes by mail. There is no charge for the postmark, but all orders must be postmarked by May 7, 2013.

The Modern Art in America, 1913–1931 commemorative First-Class Mail® Forever® stamps are 46 cents each and are offered in panes of 12 stamps, priced at $5.52 per pane.

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