The U.S. Postal Service has unveiled a new batch of stamps for issue in 2024, and among those is a set of horse stamps.
“As always, our stamp program features a broad array of subjects and designs. Stamps are miniature works of art and often tell a story that highlights our American culture, our people, or an important point in our history,” said Lisa Bobb-Semple, acting Stamp Services director for USPS. “Stamps also allow us to show what’s important to us as we carefully select which stamp adorns our mailpieces. The 2024 stamps were designed to offer the American public a broad array of choices for those looking to collect stamps or send a special message.”
The pane of 20 stamps features five photographs of beautiful equines, each in profile. The selvage showcases a sixth horse. Derry Noyes, an art director for USPS, designed these stamps with existing photographs by Stephanie Moon and Karen Wegehenkel.
“This stamp issuance celebrates America’s love of horses,” writes USPS. “Once instrumental in the early economic development of the United States, horses are now valued athletes and loyal companions, and are important in law enforcement, forestry, entertainment, equine therapy, and cattle ranching.”
Horse stamps are something of a tradition for the USPS. Previous horse series have featured American horse breeds, cream draft horses, hunters, jumpers, polo ponies, pony express horses, and more.