New Stamp Honors Legendary American Artist

September 13, 2010
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MACtac® supplies PSA label materials for the American Treasures series.

American artist Winslow Homer’s “Boys in a Pasture” artwork. © 2009 U.S. Postal Service.

A 19th century oil-on-canvas painting has become the latest addition to the U.S. Postal Service’s (USPS) American Treasures stamp series. The new 44-cent stamp features renowned American artist Winslow Homer’s “Boys in a Pasture” artwork-part of the Hayden Collection at the Boston, MA, Museum of Fine Arts.

MACtac supplied the pressure-sensitive adhesive label materials for the 40 million stamps issued. The stamp is the ninth issuance in this series that showcases works of American fine art and crafts.

“MACtac is honored to partner with the USPS in bringing to life one of Winslow Homer’s most recognizable works of art through this commemorative stamp,” said Allison Hazel, marketing manager for MACtac Printing Products. “By supplying the adhesive for this new stamp, we celebrate Homer’s artistry and his beautiful, timeless contributions to American art.”

With this commemorative postage stamp, Homer’s art is making its third appearance on a U.S. stamp. A 4-cent stamp-“Breezing Up (A Fair Wind),” featuring a painting of a man and three boys sailing-was issued in 1962. Homer’s “The Fog Warning” painting also appeared as one of 20 designs on the Four Centuries of American Art stamp pane in 1998.

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