The commerorative stamp debuted the day after the 400th anniversary of the day the Mayflower set sail from Plymouth, England, officially starting the Pilgrims' historic voyage to the New World.
The stamp, titled "Mayflower in Plymouth Harbor," was created by artist Greg Harlin using a combination of watercolor, acrylic, and gouache, with some digital refining. The image is meant to convey a scene of desolate beauty at the end of the Pilgrims’ long journey to an unfamiliar world.
The stamp was unveiled online in a virtual ceremony hosted by the US Postal Service and Plimoth Plantation. The video features recorded remarks from USPS representatives, as well as Richard Pickering, Deputy Executive Director of Plimoth Plantation; Michele Pecoraro, Executive Director of Plymouth 400; and our own Governor General George Garmany, Jr.
The stamp is available for purchase on USPS.com.