New USA stamp to honour President George Bush

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The US Postal Service has announced it will issue a commemorative Forever stamp honouring former President George HW Bush, who died in November at the age of 94.

The single 'Forever' stamp features a portrait of Bush painted by award-winning artist Michael J Deas, and is based on a 1997 photograph taken by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders.

The first-day-of-issue ceremony will be held on the president’s birthday, 12 June, at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, 1000 George Bush Drive West, College Station, in Texas. Robert M. Duncan, chairman of the U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors, will serve as the dedicating official.

The stamp, designed by Phil Jordan, is being issued as a Forever stamp, which will always be equal in value to the current First-Class Mail 1-ounce price.

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