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The Heritage of Blacks in America as Featured on Postage Stamps

Home » Black Heritage Stamps

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Frederick Douglass Issue United States, 1967
Item ID: BH40


This mint stamp, issued by the United States on February 14, 1967, honors abolitionist and statesman Frederick Douglass. Scott Cat.#1290
Price: $0.70
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"To Form A More Perfect Union" Mint Sheet of 10 United States, 2005
Item ID: BH51


The U.S. Postal Service paid tribute to the struggle for equal rights for African Americans with the release of this mint sheet of ten self-adhesive stamps on August 30, 2005. The ten stamp designs illustrate ten different key events in this struggle, from the 1948 Executive Order 9981 to the 1965 Voting Rights Act (information about each is provided on the back of the sheet). The sheet selvage includes a quote from Martin Luther King, Jr. Scott Cat.# 3937.
Price: $8.95
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Nelson Mandela Mint Mini-Sheet Canada, 2015
Item ID: BH53


With the release of this mint mini-sheet on January 30, 2015, Canada Post celebrated Black History Month and paid tribute to the legacy of Nelson Mandela (1918-2013), an honourary Canadian citizen. In 1994, Nelson Mandela became the first president of South Africa to be elected in a free vote by persons of every race. The sheet includes one high-denomination ($2.50) stamp featuring Mandela- the stamp was designed using a photograph by renowned Canadian photographer, Yousuf Karsh.
Price: $4.50
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History & Culture Museum issue
Item ID: BH75


Issuing Country: United States
Date of Issue: October 13, 2017
Scott Catalogue Number(s): 5251
Description: This mint self-adhesive stamp features the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture in Washington, D.C. (museum website:
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Nelson Mandela Sheet of 4 + Souvenir Sheet
Item ID: BH80


Issuing Country: Solomon Islands
Date of Issue: March 3, 2014
Scott Catalogue Number(s): 1497, 1514
2015 Scott Catalogue Value: $17.35
Description: This mint set of two sheets, one a sheet of four stamps- the other a souvenir sheet with a high denomination stamp, pays tribute to South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, political leader, and philanthropist, Nelson Mandela (1918-2013).
Price: $9.95
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Harriet Tubman Issue Black Heritage #1 United States, 1978
Item ID: BH3


This mint stamp is the first issue in the United States Postal Service's Black Heritage series. The stamp honors Harriet tubman, the woman known as the "Moses of her People." Born into slavery, she is credited with helping more than 300 slaves escape via the "Underground Railway." Issued on February 1, 1978. Scott Cat.# 1744
Price: $0.48
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Benjamin Banneker issue Black Heritage #3 United States, 1980
Item ID: BH5


Issued by the U.S. Postal Service on February 15, 1980, this mint stamp pays tribute to the pioneer American scientist and mathematician, Benjamin Banneker. Banneker, born free in 1731, became a noted astronomer and surveyor. This issue is the 3rd in the USPS's Black Heritage series. Scott Cat.# 1804.
Price: $0.52
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Sojourner Truth issue Black Heritage #9 United States, 1986
Item ID: BH9


This mint stamp, issued by the U.S. Postal Service on February 4, 1986, pays tribute to Sojourner Truth (c.1797-1883), the woman who, after acquiring her freedom via escape with her infant daughter, dedicated her life to the enfranchisement and education of freed slaves and to the cause of human rights. Scott Cat.# 2203
Price: $0.75
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Jean Baptiste Pointe Du Sable Black Heritage #10 United States, 1987
Item ID: BH10


Jean Baptiste Pointe Du Sable is honored on this mint stamp, the 10th issue in the USPS Black heritage series. Du Sable, the founder of Chicago, played important roles in this frontier settlement on the Chicago River (general merchant, fur trader, farmer and Indian overseer). This issuing of this stamp in 1987 (Feb. 20) coincided with Chicago's sesquicentennial. Scott Cat.# 2249
Price: $0.65
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James Weldon Johnson Issue Black Heritage #11 United States, 1988
Item ID: BH11


This mint stamp, the 11th issue in the USPS Black Heritage series, pays tribute to James Weldon Johnson. Johnson was an educator, diplomat, lawyer, author and lyricist. Issued on February 2, 1988. Scott Cat.# 2371
Price: $0.75
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A. Philip Randolph issue Black Heritage #12 United States, 1989
Item ID: BH12


With the U. S. Postal Service's 12th stamp in its Black Heritage series, A. Philip Randolph is honored. This mint stamp features a portrait of Randolph, railroad employees and passenger cars. Randolph was a prominent and respected voice for the rights of minority labor. Scott Cat.# 2402.
Price: $0.75
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Ida B. Wells Issue Black Heritage #13 United States, 1990
Item ID: BH13


This mint stamp, the 13th in the USPS Black Heritage series, honors Ida B. Wells, the civil rights activist who was born a slave and spent her life educating others about the horrors of discrimination, abuse and lynching. Issued on February 1, 1990. Scott Cat.# 2442
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