United States Commemorative Stamp issue

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In May 2015 GSMD filed an application with the US Postal Service, requesting that a set of Pilgrim-themed commemorative stamps be issued in 2020. Our application drew specific attention to the following four topics: composition and signing of the Mayflower Compact, successful establishment of the first permanent European settlement in New England, the peaceful alliance with Native American Wampanoags and the First Thanksgiving.

Since 2015, other suggestions have been made regarding topics that deserve recognition on such stamps. These include the Pilgrims’ departure from Holland, their embarkation from Plymouth, England, the voyage itself and the landing in the New World. All of these (and others that you may consider) are worthy subjects for stamps in 2020. You are invited to contact the USPS to make suggestions for commemorative stamps in 2020. We recently made contact with them again, and they are eager to hear from you!

Stamp subject requests must be made in writing and sent to:
Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee
475 L’Enfant Plaza SW, Room 3300
Washington, DC 20260-3501

One of the official criteria for commemorative stamps is that they will “honor men or women who have made extraordinary contributions to American society and culture.” Your letter should emphasize how the Pilgrims did that to enhance the attention that the committee will give to your suggestions.

Thanks for participating in this program.

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