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USPS unveils new stamp honoring late President George H.W. Bush

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Posted at 9:03 AM, Apr 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-08 12:26:43-04

The United States Postal Service unveiled a new stamp that honors late President George H.W. Bush.

In a news release, the USPS said the stamp is a portrait of Bush, which was painted by Michael J. Deas, and is based on a 1997 photograph taken by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders.

A first-day-of-issue ceremony will be held on June 12, which also happens to be the late president's birthday, the news release said.

The stamp was made available for pre-order on April 6 but will be made available after the June 12 ceremony.

"The stamp is being issued as a Forever stamp, which will always be equal in value to the current First-Class Mail 1-ounce price," officials said via a news release.

Bush died in November at the age of 94.

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