Stamp Services

Stamp Announcement 22-9: Title IX Stamps

On March 3, 2022, in Washington, DC, the United States Postal Service® will issue the Title IX stamps (Forever® priced at the First-Class Mail® rate) in four designs, in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) pane of 20 stamps (Item 481700). These stamps will go on sale nationwide March 3, 2022, and must not be sold or canceled before the first-day-of-issue. The Title IX commemorative pane of 20 stamps may not be split and the stamps may not be sold individually.

With this stamp issuance, the Postal Service™ commemorates the 50th anniversary of the passage of Title IX, a civil rights law prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex from any educational program or activity receiving federal financial assistance. The stamp art features four unique designs, each a dark blue silhouette of a different woman’s face in profile. The digital illustrations of the four women represent female athletes, specifically a runner, a swimmer, a gymnast, and a soccer player. Yellow laurel branches, symbolic of victory, rest in their hair and on the swimmer’s cap. “Title IX” appears written across the women‘s cheeks, intended as an empowering message about the inclusion of women and girls in all educational settings. The pane of 20 stamps includes a header. The stamps were designed and created by Melinda Beck. Derry Noyes served as art director.

Availability to Post Offices: Item 481700, Title IX (Forever Priced at the First-Class Mail Rate) Pane of 20 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 are 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 on 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 – Title IX 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 July 3, 2022.

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.



Title IX Stamps

Item Number:


Denomination &
Type of Issue:

First-Class Mail Forever


Pane of 20 (4 designs)



Issue Date & City:

March 3, 2022, Washington, DC 20066

Art Director:

Derry Noyes, Washington, DC


Melinda Beck, Brooklyn, NY


Melinda Beck, Brooklyn, NY


Melinda Beck, Brooklyn, NY


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:



Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black

Stamp Orientation:


Image Area (w x h):

1.085 x 1.42 in. / 27.559 x 36.068 mm

Overall Size (w x h):

1.225 x 1.56 in. / 31.12 x 39.62 mm

Full Pane Size (w x h):

7.12 x 7.85 in. / 180.848 x 199.39 mm

Press Sheet Size (w x h):

22.25 x 27 in. / 565.15 x 685.8 mm

Plate Size:

180 stamps per revolution

Plate Number:

“P” followed by four (4) digits in bottom two corners

Marginal Markings:


Header: “TITLE IX” • Plate number in two corners


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