Aug. 22, 2019
With the release of the Winter Berries Forever stamps, the U.S. Postal Service celebrates four of winter’s small yet vibrant offerings: the winterberry (Ilex verticillata), the juniper berry (Juniperus communis), the beautyberry (Callicarpa americana), and the soapberry (Sapindus saponaria). News of the stamps is being shared with the hashtag #WinterBerriesStamps.
Steven R. Phelps, Acting Vice President of Pricing and Costing, U.S. Postal Service
Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 11 a.m. CDT
Tulsa Botanic Garden
A.R. and Marylouise Tandy Floral Terraces
3900 Tulsa Botanic Drive
Tulsa, OK 74127
Dedication ceremony attendees are encouraged to RSVP at usps.com/winterberries.
The stamp art features highly detailed botanical portraits of each plant that highlight the bold colors and rich textures of their berries.
The winter months may seem like a time when nature’s bold imagery gets muted by cold temperatures and snowfall — but if you take a closer look you may just find some of the most beautiful plant growth of any season. Coming in an array of shapes, sizes and colors, winter berries provide bursts of life during the year’s coldest months.
Artist Steve Buchanan worked with art director Antonio Alcalá to create these stamps.
Customers may purchase stamps and other philatelic products through The Postal Store at usps.com/shop, by calling 800-STAMP24 (800-782-6724), by mail through USA Philatelic, or at Post Office locations nationwide. Forever stamps will always be equal in value to the current First-Class Mail 1-ounce price. A video of the ceremony will be available on facebook.com/usps.
Information on ordering first-day-of-issue postmarks and covers is at usps.com/shop under “Collectors.”
The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.