US Stamps

Issue dates, locations announced for Ansel Adams and six other 2024 issues

Feb 24, 2024, 4 PM
The pane of 16 United States stamps featuring pictures taken by renowned landscape photographer Ansel Adams is scheduled to be issued May 15 in Yosemite National Park in California.

By Charles Snee

On Feb. 23, the United States Postal Service announced issue dates and first-day ceremony locations for seven issues in its 2024 stamp program. The stamps will debut from April through June.

A $1 value in the Floral Geometry series of dollar-denominated definitive will be issued April 26 at the Westpex stamp show near San Francisco. Details about the local first-day ceremony were published in the Feb. 26 issue of Linn’s Stamp News.

Yosemite National Park in California will host the May 15 first-day ceremony for the pane of 16 stamps featuring pictures taken by renowned landscape photographer Ansel Adams (1902-84).

The park is home to the Ansel Adams Gallery, a plausible location for the ceremony.

“These 16 stamps feature some of Adams’s most famous images in his signature ‘straight photography’ style, an approach defined by its precision and directness,” the USPS said.

The other five stamp issues will make their appearance in rapid succession in June.

First up, on June 6 in Biloxi, Miss., will be the 10 stamps in a pane of 20 featuring dynamic photos of carnival scenes at night.

Prominent in the pictures are various carnival rides, some of which rotate at high speeds to give their riders a thrill.

Five days later, Corpus Christi, Texas, will host the June 11 first-day ceremony for the six stamps showing photographs of six species of sea turtles: loggerhead, leatherback, hawksbill, Kemp’s ridley, olive ridley and green sea turtle.

A likely location for the ceremony is the Texas Sealife Center, which has focused on wildlife rehabilitation since 2010.

All six turtles shown on the Protect Sea Turtles stamps are listed and protected under the 1973 Endangered Species Act, according to the Postal Service.

On June 14, the four U.S. Flag stamps will be issued during a local ceremony in Keystone, S.D. The closely cropped images on the stamps illustrate the flag waving at different times of the day.

The U.S. Flags stamps will be produced in double-sided panes of 20 (what the USPS calls a booklet) and coil rolls of 100, 3,000 and 10,000.

The five Horses stamps will be issued June 17 in St. Joseph, Mo. The stamps feature existing photographs by Stephanie Moon and Karen Wegehenkel.

Twelve stamps showing photos of Shaker furniture, houses and other items will be issued June 20 in Pittsfield, Mass., home to Hancock Shaker Village, the likely site of the first-day ceremony.

According to the USPS, the items depicted on the stamps emphasize simplicity and utility, the key elements of Shaker design.

Additional details about the 2024 U.S. stamp program were published in the Nov. 13, 2023, and Dec. 25, 2023, issues of Linn’s.

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