US Stamps

By Jay Bigalke

Special Olympics, Robert Robinson Taylor, Martin Ramirez stamps to be issued in 2015

November 26, 2014 09:10 AM

  • The four United States Water Lilies forever stamps will be issued March 20 in Cleveland, Ohio, during the Garfield-Perry March Party stamp show.

Three previously unannounced stamps for 2015 have been added to next year’s United States stamp program.

The U.S. Postal Service will issue commemorative stamps in early 2015 honoring the Special Olympics, architect Robert Robinson Taylor, and artist Martin Ramirez.

Postal Service spokesman Mark Saunders provided these details to Linn’s Stamp News, along with updates of issue dates and locations for other planned 2015 stamps.

Designs and specific details were not available for some of these stamps.

The Forever Hearts stamp in the Love series will be issued in January in Philadelphia. Also in January, the Year of the Ram stamp in the Lunar New Year series will be issued in San Francisco.

The 38th stamp in the Black Heritage commemorative series will honor architect Robert Robinson Taylor. That stamp will debut in Tuskegee, Ala., in February.

The Vintage Rose forever stamp and 70¢ Vintage Tulip stamp will be issued Feb. 14 during the American Philatelic Society’s Ameristamp Expo taking place Feb. 13-15 in Riverside, Calif.

The Garfield-Perry March Party stamp show will host the first-day ceremony for the four Water Lilies forever stamps March 20. The show is March 19-21 in Cleveland, Ohio.

A stamp celebrating Special Olympics is planned for March, but no additional details were provided.

Martin Ramirez (1895-1963) will be honored with a stamp issue March 31 in New York City. It is unknown how many stamps will be issued to honor the self-taught Mexican-born artist.