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What do Abe Lincoln, Gail Anderson, and the USPS Have in Common?

If you guessed “stamps,” you are correct. To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation issued by President Lincoln in 1863, Gail Anderson was commissioned by USPS art director Antonio Alcalá to produce the stamp. “To evoke the look of broadsides from the Civil War era, they employed Hatch Show Print of Nashville, Tennessee, one of the oldest working letterpress print shops in the United States.”

Stamps can be pre-ordered at usps.com/stamps or 800-STAMP24 (800-782-6724) for delivery a few days following the dedication ceremony. Five thousand limited-edition 16-by-23-inch posters featuring the stamp art will be available for purchase starting today. The posters were printed in letterpress printing process, each one has been numbered, and the first 1,000 will be autographed by Ms. Anderson.


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