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New stamp from USPS honors late President George H.W. Bush

Stamp will be available in June
USPS unveils new stamp honoring late President George H.W. Bush
Posted at 7:26 AM, Apr 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-08 10:34:06-04

The United States Postal Service unveiled a new stamp that honors late President George H.W. Bush.

In a news release , the USPS said the stamp is a portrait of Bush, which was painted by Michael J. Deas, and is based on a 1997 photograph taken by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders.

A first-day-of-issue ceremony will be conducted June 12, which also happens to be the late president's birthday, the news release said.

The stamp was made available for pre-order April 6 but will be made available after the June 12 ceremony.

"The stamp is being issued as a Forever stamp, which will always be equal in value to the current First-Class Mail 1-ounce price," officials said in a news release.

Bush died in November at the age of 94.