See how your favorite stamps fared in our readers’ poll — and join us in looking back on the year’s highlights, firsts, and hallmarks.
• A Year in Review •
Creating tiny stamps is big business, and every year brings exciting changes and significant firsts. 2013 was no exception.
We launched a new series, called Music Icons, with stamps honoring Johnny Cash, Lydia Mendoza, and Ray Charles. We marked the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln’s history-altering document with the Emancipation Proclamation stamp, calling upon one of the country’s oldest letterpress print houses to help with the design. And we created a new version of America’s most famous stamp misprint, the Inverted Jenny, using the original 1918 printing dies and the intaglio method to underscore the occasion.
We’ve been busy telling the American story through stamp design, and we want to pause before charging ahead into yet another year.
Join us in looking back, won’t you?
• The Results Are In •
We asked you to pick your favorite stamps — and we’ve tallied the votes. See the winners here, and click the button below to explore how each stamp stacked up.
• 2013 At a Glance •
Printing Methods Used
Medal of Honor: World War II prestige folio: A sheet that folds in half, holding stamps, historic photographs, and the names of all 464 honorees.
Harry Potter souvenir booklet: A panel that unfolds into five sections, revealing stamps that display characters and scenes from the movies.
Made in America: Building a Nation: An issuance with five different selvage designs, each featuring an historic photo of an early 20th-century industry worker.