Raven Story stamp, Friday, July 30, 2021, at 11am
Sealaska Heritage Institute
105 South Seward Street
Juneau, AK 99801
RSVP at usps.com/ravenstory
Merging traditional artwork with modern design touches, this stamp depicts one of many stories about Raven, a figure of great significance to the Indigenous people of the northern Northwest Coast, part of the area that ranges from Southeast Alaska through coastal British Columbia and south into Washington state. Among the cultures of the region, the raven plays an essential role in many traditional tales, including stories about the creation of the world.
Mid-Atlantic Lighthouses, Friday August 6, 2021 at noon ET
2 Light House Road
Highlands, NJ 07732
RSVP at usps.com/mid-atlanticlighthouses.
For three centuries, the beacons of America’s lighthouses have been guiding mariners through treacherous waters. Though the five mid-Atlantic lighthouses being recognized have a common purpose, each has its own unique story — and its own mysterious, eternal appeal.
Missouri Statehood Bicentennial stamp, August 10, 2021, at 9am CDT
Missouri State Capitol
201 W Capitol Ave.
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Dedication ceremony attendees are encouraged to RSVP at: usps.com/missouristatehood
Missouri became the 24th state in the Union on Aug. 10, 1821. The stamp art is an existing photograph of Bollinger Mill State Historic Site by noted landscape photographer Charles Gurche.
Backyard Games stamps, Thursday August 12, 2021, at 11am CDT
Great American Stamp Show 2021
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
5555 N River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018
Note: To RSVP: usps.com/backyardgames
This pane of 16 Forever stamps features eight unique designs illustrating a variety of backyard games — badminton, bocce, cornhole, croquet, flying disc, horseshoes, tetherball and a variation on pick-up baseball. Each design emphasizes the movement of the game pieces, giving a dynamic quality to the artwork. Using a simplified style that evokes the nostalgic feeling of playing backyard games as a child, illustrator Mick Wiggins created the digital illustrations with the iconography of vintage sporting posters in mind.