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The Heritage of Blacks in America as Featured on Postage Stamps

Home » Black Heritage Stamps

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Jan E. Matzeliger issue Black heritage #14 United States, 1991
Item ID: BH14


Released on September 15, 1991, as the 14th issue in the USPS's ongoing Black Heritage series, this mint stamp honors Jan Ernst Matzeliger (1852-1889). Matzeliger revolutionized the shoe manufacturing business in the United States with his patented machine for shaping shoes (lasting machine). Scott Cat.# 2567
Price: $0.85
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W.E.B. Du Bois issue Black Heritage #15 United States, 1992
Item ID: BH15


With this 15th stamp in the U.S. Postal Service's Black Heritage series, W.E.B. Du Bois is honored. Du Bois was a noted writer, historian, critic, scholar and educator. The Niagara Movement he founded in 1905 evolved into the NAACP. Issued on January 31, 1992. Scott Cat.# 2617
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Dr. Allison Davis Issue Black Heritage #17 United States, 1994
Item ID: BH17


This mint stamp pays tribut to Dr. Allison Davis, the influential social anthropologist and educator who challenged the cultural bias of standardized intelligence tests and helped end racial segregation. This is the 17th stamp in the USPS Black Heritage series. Issued on February 1, 1994. Scott Cat.# 2816
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Bessie Coleman Issue Black Heritage #18 United States, 1995
Item ID: BH18


This mint stamp, the 18th in the USPS Black Heritage series, commemorates the first African-American woman aviator. After being refused admission to American flying schools, Bessie Coleman traveled to France to learn the language in order to earn her pilot's license there in 1921. This attractive stamp was issued on April 27, 1995.
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Madam C. J. Walker Issue Black Heritage #21 United States, 1998
Item ID: BH21


Issuing Country: United States
Date of Issue: January 28, 1998
Scott Catalogue Number(s): 3181
Description: This mint, self-adhesive stamp pays tribute to Madam C. J. Walker (1867-1919). Born Sarah Breedlove, she was an African American entrepreneur, philanthropist, and a political and social activist. She started her own business that sold a line of specialized hair care products and was the first American woman to become a self-made millionaire.
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Nelson Mandela Centenary issue Algeria, 2018
Item ID: BH81


Issuing Country: Algeria
Date of Issue: July 18, 2018
Scott Catalogue Number(s): Unavail. at time of listing
Description: This mint, high denomination stamp, issued in a mini-sheet format, pays tribute to Nelson Mandela on the 100th anniversary of his birth. Mandela devoted his life to combating apartheid in South Africa, including spending 27 years in prison to defend his cause. He passed away in 2013.
Price: $4.85
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Malcolm X Issue Black Heritage #22 United States, 1999
Item ID: AM217


The United States Postal Sevice paid tribute to Malcolm X (1925-65) with the release of this mint self-adhesive stamp on January 20, 1999. Born Malcolm Little in Omaha Nebraska, he become a Black Nationalist and member of the Black Muslim movement (upon which he changed his last name to "X" to symbolize his African heritage. In 1964, after converting to orthodox Islam, Malcolm disavowed his earlier advocacy of racial separatism and founded the organization of Afro-American Unity. He was fatally shot on Feb. 21, 1965; three Black Muclims were later convicted of the murder. Scott Cat.# 3273
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Patricia Roberts Harris Issue Black Heritage #23 United States, 2000
Item ID: BH23


The United States Postal Service honored Patricia Robert Harris (1924-1985), the first Black woman cabinet secretary, with the release of this mint self-adhesive stamp on January 27, 2000. The stamp is on its original backing paper (release liner paper). This is the 23rd issue in the USPS Black Heritage series.
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Martin Luther King, Jr. Mexico, 1968
Item ID: AM241


Issuing Country: Mexico
Date of Issue: June 8, 1968
Scott Catalogue Number(s): C339
Description: This mint airmail stamp was issued to memorialize American civil rights leader Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968).
Price: $0.40
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Nelson Mandela Sheet of 4 + Souvenir Sheet
Item ID: BH100


Issuing Country: St. Thomas and Prince Islands
Date of Issue: 2014
Scott Catalogue Number(s): 2627-2628
2016 Scott Catalogue Value: $21.50
Description: This mint set of two sheets was issued to memorialize Nelson Mandela, a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, political leader, and philanthropist, who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. One sheet includes four stamps; the other is a single-stamp, high denomination souvenir sheet. This item is currently one of our special offers; our list price of $13.50 has been reduced by 30% to $9.45
Price: $9.45
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Paul Robeson Issue Black Heritage #27 United States, 2004
Item ID: BH27


This mint self-adhesive stamp features the actor, singer, athlete and activist, Paul Robeson (1898-1976). This is the 27th issue in the USPS Black Heritage series. Issued on January 20, 2004. This stamp is supplied on its original backing paper (release liner paper). Scott Cat.# 3834
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Marian Anderson Issue Black Heritage #28 United States, 2005
Item ID: BH52


Issued by the United States Postal Service on January 27, 2005, this mint self-adhesive stamp honors the renowned singer Marian Anderson. Anderson (1897-1993) was an American contralto and one of the most celebrated singers of the twentieth century. This stamp is provided on the original backing paper ("release liner") and is the USPS's 28th issue in the ongoing Black Heritage series. Scott Cat.# 3896.
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