Stamp Announcement 20-32: Our Lady of Guápulo Stamp


On October 20, 2020, in New York, NY, the United States Postal Service® will issue the Our Lady of Guápulo stamp (Forever® priced at the First-Class Mail® rate) in one design, in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) double-sided booklet of 20 stamps (Item 682900). The stamp will go on sale nationwide October 20, 2020, and must not be sold or canceled before the first-day-of-issue.

This Christmas stamp features a detail of the painting, Our Lady of Guápulo. Painted in the 18th century by an unknown artist in Cuzco, Peru, Our Lady of Guápulo is from the collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Enrobed in a pyramidal gown speckled with jewels and holding a scepter woven with roses and leaves, a crowned Virgin Mary looks down at a similarly adorned Christ Child in her left arm. Art director Greg Breeding designed the stamp.

Availability to Post Offices: Item 682900, Our Lady of Guápulo (Forever Priced at the First-Class Mail Rate) PSA Double-Sided Booklet of 20 Stamps

Stamp Fulfillment Services will not make an automatic push distribution to Post Offices. Post Offices may begin ordering stamps before the first-day-of-issue through SFS Web at

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 – Our Lady of Guápulo Stamp
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 February 20, 2021.

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 catalog and online at Customers may register to receive a free USA Philatelic catalog 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.



Our Lady of Guápulo Stamp

Item Number:


Denomination &
Type of Issue:

First-Class Mail Forever


Double-Sided Booklet of 20 (1 design)



Issue Date & City:

October 20, 2020, New York, NY 10199

Art Director:

Greg Breeding, Charlottesville, VA


Greg Breeding, Charlotesville, VA

Existing Art:

Unknown, 18th c, Cuzco, Peru


Sandra Lane/Michelle Finn

Manufacturing Process:

Offset, Microprint


Banknote Corporation of America

Press Type:

Alprinta 74

Stamps per Booklet:


Print Quantity:

200,000,000 stamps

Paper Type:

Phosphor Tagged Paper, Block Tag

Adhesive Type:


Stamp Orientation:


Image Area (w x h):

0.77 x 1.05 in./19.558 x 26.67 mm

Stamp Size (w x h):

0.91 x 1.19 in./23.114 x 30.226 mm

Full Booklet Size (w x h):

5.743 x 2.375 in./145.872 x 60.325 mm


Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black, Pantone 8003

Plate Size:

800 stamps per revolution

Plate Number:

“B” followed by five (5) single digits

Marginal Markings:

Header: CHRISTMAS Our Lady of Guápulo • Twenty First-Class Forever Stamps • USPS logo • Barcode • Plate number in peel strip area • ©2020 USPS in peel strip area • Promotional text in peel strip area