Today the U.S. Postal Service revealed five additional subjects to the 2019 Stamp Program. Locations and dates of first-day-of-issue ceremonies are to be determined. The US List of New issues will be updated when details are released.
This issuance honors artist Ellsworth Kelly (1923–2015) who pioneered a distinctive style of abstraction based on the reduction of real elements to their basic forms. The 20 stamps on the pane feature 10 pieces, each represented twice: Yellow White (1961), Colors for a Large Wall (1951), Blue Red Rocker (1963), Spectrum I (1953), South Ferry (1956), Blue Green (1962), Orange Red Relief (for Delphine Seyrig) (1990), Meschers (1951), Red Blue (1964) and Gaza (1956). A detail from Blue Yellow Red III (1971) appears in the selvage. Derry Noyes served as art director and designer for this issuance.
First Day of Issue: March 22, 2019 in Oakbrook Terrace, IL.
The Star Ribbon stamp was designed to meet the needs of business mailers according to the USPS. The artwork features a digital illustration of a star made of red, white and blue ribbon. Greg Breeding was the art director. Aaron Draplin designed the stamp and created the artwork.
First Day of Issue: April 23, 2019 in Dallas, TX.
Honoring the tennis icon Maureen Connolly Brinker (1934–1969) nicknamed "Little Mo," who became the first woman to win all four major tennis tournaments in a calendar year. Art director Derry Noyes designed the stamp.
First Day of Issue: May 10, 2019 in Promontory Summit, UT.
Three new stamps will mark the 150th anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad. These two different stamps feature the Jupiter and the No. 119 locomotives which powered the trains carrying officers and guests of two train companies to the "Golden Spike Ceremony," held when the two rail lines were joined at Promontory Summit in Utah.
The third stamp portrays the famous golden spike that was a prominent part of the ceremony. Art director Greg Breeding designed the issuance. Michael J. Deas painted the Jupiter and No. 119 stamps. Kevin Cantrell illustrated the stamp depicting the ceremonial golden spike and did border treatments and typography for all three stamps.
Military Working Dogs
USPS is honoring the nation’s military working dogs with this issue. Each block of four stamps features one stamp of each of the following breeds — German shepherd, Labrador retriever, Belgian Malinois and Dutch shepherd — that commonly serve in America's armed forces. The art was created by DKNG Studios. Greg Breeding designed the stamps.