Althea Gibson Stamp Event Details Now Available

f-2013-altheagibsonWe are pleased to announce that the Althea Gibson Forever® stamp, the 36th stamp in the Black Heritage series, will be officially dedicated one week from today.

Come join us at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, New York, on Friday, August 23, 2013, for the official First Day of Issue ceremony. This event, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 10 a.m. Please note: This is a standing program; no seating will be available.

A special stamp dedication ceremony will also take place on Saturday, August 24, 2013, at the Althea Gibson Tennis Complex in Essex Branch Brook Park in Newark, New Jersey. This ceremony is also free and open to the public, and will begin at 10 a.m.

We hope to see you! In the meantime, the Althea Gibson Forever® stamp is currently available for preorder.

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