Art of the Stamp
From the Collection of the United States Postal Services


Joe Louis Joe Louis Women's Gymnastics Centennial Olympic Games: Women’s Gymnastics
Men's Hurdles Centennial Olympic Games: Men’s Hurdles Vince Lombardi Legendary Football Coaches: Vince Lombardi
Olympic Summer Games: Runners Olympic Summer Games: Runners Olympic WInter Games: Speed Skater Olympic Winter Games: Speed Skater
Sports Horses Sports Horses Jackie Robinson Legends of Baseball: Jackie Robinson
Lou Gehrig American Sports: Lou Gehrig Duke Kahanamoku Duke Kahanamoku




Offering a powerful palette of form and color, sports stamps emphasize strength and motion to proclaim the importance of athleticism in American life. The examples shown here encompass traditional portraits, but some artists have opted for more dynamic designs, including several that blur into fascinating abstraction.


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