Stamp Announcement 19-14: Post Office Murals Stamps

Post Office Murals Stamps

On April 10, 2019, in Piggott, AR, the U.S. Postal Service® will issue the Post Office Murals stamps (Forever® priced at the First-Class Mail® rate) in five designs, in a pressure-sensitive adhesive pane of 10 stamps (Item 571100). The stamps will go on sale nationwide April 10, 2019, and must not be sold or cancelled before the first-day-of-issue. The Post Office Murals pane of 10 stamps may not be split and the stamps may not be sold individually.

This pane of 10 stamps features five different murals designed to add a touch of beauty to Post Office™ walls, while depicting the American landscape during the era of the Great Depression. On the stamp art, the town or city and state in which the work of art is located is printed underneath each mural. The murals included are:

n “Kiowas Moving Camp” (1936), Anadarko, Oklahoma;

n “Mountains anYucca” (1937), Deming, New Mexico;

n “Antelope” (1939), Florence, Colorado;

n “Sugarloaf Mountain” (1940), Rockville, Maryland; and

n “Air Mail” (1941), Piggott, Arkansas.

Art director Antonio Alcalá designed the stamps.

Availability to Post Offices: Item 571100, Post Office Murals (Forever Priced at the First-Class Mail Rate) Commemorative Pane of 10 Stamps

Stamp Fulfillment Services will make an automatic push distribution to Post Offices of a quantity to cover approximately 30 days of sales. Distribution quantities for the automatic push distribution will be available by logging on to SFS Web at Post Offices may begin ordering stamps on the first-day-of-issue through SFS Web; offices must also check the amount they will receive in their automatic push distribution.

How to Order the First-Day-of-Issue Postmark

Customers have 120 days to obtain the first-day-of-issue postmark by mail. They may purchase new stamps at their local Post Office™ or at The Postal Store® website at They must affix the stamps to envelopes of their choice, address the envelopes (to themselves or others), and place them in a larger envelope addressed to:

FDOI – Post Office Murals Stamps
USPS Stamp Fulfillment Services
8300 NE Underground Drive, Suite 300
Kansas City, MO 64144-9900

After applying the first-day-of-issue postmark, the Postal Service™ will return the envelopes through the mail. There is no charge for the postmark up to a quantity of 50. There is a 5-cent charge for each additional postmark over 50. All orders must be postmarked by August 10, 2019.

How to Order First-Day Covers

The Postal Service also offers first-day covers for new stamp issues and Postal Service stationery items postmarked with the official first-day-of-issue cancellation. Each item has an individual catalog number and is offered in the USA Philatelic publication and online at Customers may register to receive a free USA Philatelic publication online at

Locally produced items are not authorized. Only merchandise that has been approved and assigned an item number by Headquarters Retail Marketing may be produced and sold.



Post Office Murals Stamps

Item Number:


Denomination &
Type of Issue:

First-Class Mail Forever®


Pane of 10 (5 designs)



Issue Date & City:

April 10, 2019, Piggott, AR 72454

Art Director:

Antonio Alcalá, Alexandria, VA


Antonio Alcalá, Alexandria, VA


Antonio Alcalá, Alexandria, VA


Joseph Sheeran

Manufacturing Process:



Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd. (APU)

Press Type:

Muller A76

Stamps per Pane:


Print Quantity:

30,000,000 stamps

Paper Type:

Nonphosphored Type III, Block Tag

Adhesive Type:


Processed at:

Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd. (APU)

Stamp Orientation:


Image Area (w x h):

1.68 x 1.05 in./42.672 x 26.67 mm

Stamp Size (w x h):

1.82 x 1.19 in./46.228 x 30.226 mm

Full Pane Size (w x h):

5.03 x 7.37 in./127.762 x 187.198 mm

Press Sheet Size (w x h):

25.15 x 7.37 in./ 638.81 x 187.198 mm


Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, PMS Cool Gray 9C, PMS Cool Gray 7C

Plate Size:

150 stamps per revolution

Plate Numbers:

“P” followed by six (6) single digits

Marginal Markings:


Header: “Post Office Murals” • Plate number in two corners


©2018 USPS • USPS logo • Barcode (571100) in two corners of pane • Plate position diagram • Promotional text