US Stamps

Caged bird flies free on Maya Angelou postmarks

March 09, 2015 09:20 AM

  • The preliminary design of the digital color postmark for the U.S. Maya Angelou commemorative stamp.

Two pictorial first-day cancels for the forthcoming Maya Angelou commemorative stamp have been revealed by the United States Postal Service.

The postmarks each show a birdcage with an open door, and a bird flying past it. The bird appears to be gold or brown on the digital color postmark. The other postmark is printed entirely in black.

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The postmarks each include the April 7 postmark date and identify Washington, D.C., as the city of issue.

Also included is the name "Dr. Maya Angelou" and the phrase "First Day of Issue."

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