US Stamps

Who is being honored with a stamp? Alex Trebek

Jun 22, 2024, 1 AM

By Jay Bigalke

A surprise addition to the 2024 United States stamp program was announced June 21 during the airing of Jeopardy! by game show host Ken Jennings.

The U.S. Postal Service will issue a stamp for the Canadian-American game show host Alex Trebek (1940-2020), who was at the helm of Jeopardy! for 37 years starting in 1984.

The stamp will be issued July 22 in Culver City, Calif. A first-day ceremony is planned for 4 p.m. Pacific Time at John Calley Park at Sony Pictures Entertainment Studios, 10371 Culver Blvd. To RSVP, register online at

Participants in the ceremony will include current Jeopardy! host Ken Jennings; Jean Trebek, wife of Alex Trebek; and Michael Elston, secretary of the USPS board of governors.

The stamp features this text on the game show's iconic blue screen: “This naturalized U.S. Citizen hosted the quiz show ‘Jeopardy!’ for 37 seasons." Below it, upside down in a handwritten font, is the answer: “Who is Alex Trebek?” The text “Forever USA" also appears upside down in the same font.

The stamp is in a pane of 20 with a photograph of Trebek on the game show studio set in the selvage surrounding the stamps.

“Alex Trebek’s finesse as a television host made him a welcome presence in millions of homes,” the Postal Service said on the RSVP website. “His lifelong tally at the helm of one game show — more than 8,200 Jeopardy! episodes — is a world record.”

Antonio Alcala served as the U.S. Postal Service’s art director on the project and used photography provided by Sony Pictures Entertainment and hand lettering by Marti Davila.

Additional information will be published in a future issue of Linn’s Stamp News.

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