The Ronald Reagan “Forever Stamp” goes on sale Thursday, February 10, 2011. I know it’s the only stamp I will be using going forward!
You can order a variety of First Day Issue Collectables from the Ronald Reagan Library.
This newly designated “Forever Stamp” honors President Reagan by celebrating the 100th anniversary of his birth. As United States Postal Service Board of Governors James C. Miller III said during the December 13, 2010 stamp unveiling, the stamp also “honors Reagan’s America – that “shining city on a hill,” that indefatigable spirit that no task is too much for us Americans, that sunny-faced optimism that has led us through the centuries.”
The stamp art, by Bart Forbes of Plano, TX, was created in oil wash on board. It is based on a photograph of Reagan taken in 1985, during his second term as President, at his beloved "Rancho del Cielo" (Ranch in the Sky), near Santa Barbara, CA.