Release of First Stamp in Music Icons Series A Great Success

We wish to extend great thanks to everyone who came out to the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center in San Antonio, Texas, last week for the release of the Lydia Mendoza Forever® stamp. What a fantastic celebration in honor of one of the first and greatest stars of Tejano music! For those of you who missed it, here’s a brief recap:

The Lydia Mendoza Forever® stamp is available for purchase at local Post Offices, online at, or by calling 800-STAMP24 (800-782-6724). Because it is a Forever stamp, it can be used to mail one-ounce First-Class letters anytime in the future regardless of price changes.

Lydia Mendoza is the first artist featured in the new Music Icons series, which will include stamps honoring legends Johnny Cash and Ray Charles later this year. Collect them all!

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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.