BLACK AMERICANS
on U.S. stamps

Reference Listing. Issues listed in bold are available for sale. (updated 08/31/14)

Section 1
USPS "Black Heritage" Stamp Series
Cat #DescriptionIssuedPrice
174413¢ Harriet Tubman and Cart Carrying Slaves2/1/780.30
177115¢ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Civil Rights Marchers1/13/790.35
180415¢ Benjamin Banneker (1731-1806, astronomer and mathematician)2/15/800.35
187515¢ Whitney Moore Young (1921-1971, civil rights leader)1/30/810.35
201620¢ Jackie Robinson8/2/820.90
204420¢ Scott Joplin (1868-1917)6/9/830.40
207320¢ Carter G. Woodson (1875-1950, black historian)2/1/840.35
213722¢ Mary McLeod Bethune (1875-1955, educator)3/5/850.50
220322¢ Sojourner Truth (c. 1797-1883, human rights activist)2/4/860.45
224922¢ Jean Baptiste Pointe Du Sable (c. 1750-1818, pioneer trader, founder of Chicago)2/20/870.45
237122¢ James Weldon Johnson (1871-1938, author and lyricist)2/2/880.45
240225¢ Asa Philip Randolph (1889-1979, labor and civil rights leader)2/3/890.55
244225¢ Ida B. Wells (1862-1931, journalist)2/1/900.75
256729¢ Jan E. Matzeliger9/15/910.50
261729¢ W.E.B. DuBois (1868-1963, writer and civil rights leader)1/31/920.60
274629¢ Percy Lavon Julian (1899-1975, chemist)1/29/930.60
281629¢ Dr. Allison Davis (1902-1983, social anthropologist, educator)2/1/940.65
295632¢ Bessie Coleman (d. 1926, aviator)4/27/950.80
305832¢ Ernest E. Just (1883-1941, marine biologist)2/1/960.60
312132¢ Brig. Gen. Benjamin O. Davis, Sr.1/28/970.70
318132¢ Madam C. J. Walker1/28/980.65
327333¢ Malcolm X (1925-1965)1/20/990.70
337133¢ Patricia Roberts Harris1/27/000.65
350134¢ Roy Wilkins1/24/010.85
355734¢ Langston Hughes2/1/020.75
374637¢ Thurgood Marshall1/7/030.75
383437¢ Paul Robeson (screen/stage actor, civil-rights activist)1/20/040.70
389637¢ Marian Anderson1/27/050.60
399639¢ Hattie McDaniel1/25/060.55
412039¢ Ella Fitzgerald1/10/070.55
422241¢ Charles Chesnutt1/31/080.55
440844¢ Anna Julia Cooper6/11/090.55
446444¢ Oscar Micheaux6/22/100.55
4565(44¢/Forever) Barbara Jordan9/16/110.60
4624(45¢/Forever) John H. Johnson1/31/120.60
4803(46¢/Forever) Althea Gibson8/23/130.60


Section 2
More Black Americans honored on US postage stamps
Cat #DescriptionIssuedPrice
9533¢ Dr. George Washington Carver (1864-1943) botanist1/5/480.20
10743¢ Booker T. Washington4/5/560.15
129025¢ Frederick Douglass (tagged?)2/14/670.60
13726¢ W.C. Handy (William Christopher Handy)5/17/690.20
14868¢ Henry O. Tanner (1859-1937, artist)9/10/730.15
155410¢ Paul Laurence Dunbar - poet5/1/750.25
156010¢ Salem Poor - Patriot3/25/750.18
186020¢ Ralph Bunche1/12/820.50
186535¢ Charles R. Drew, MD6/3/810.80
209720¢ Roberto Clemente8/17/841.25
221122¢ Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (1899-1974, jazz composer)4/29/860.50
249625¢ Jesse Owens, 1936 Olympics7/6/90 
272629¢ Clyde McPhatter6/16/931.25
272829¢ Otis Redding6/16/931.25
273029¢ Dinah Washington6/16/931.25
2724-3029¢ American Music Series in pane and booklet (#2731-7) formats6/16/93SINGLES
4.50
276629¢ Joe Louis (1914-1981)6/22/930.55
285129¢ Ethel Waters {American Music Series}9/17/942.00
285229¢ Nat "King" Cole (1919-1965) {American Music Series}9/17/942.00
285429¢ Bessie Smith (1894-1937) {American Music Series}9/17/942.00
285529¢ Muddy Waters (1915-1983) {American Music Series}9/17/942.00
285629¢ Billie Holiday (1915-1959) {American Music Series}9/17/942.00
285729¢ Robert Johnson (1911-1938) {American Music Series}9/17/942.00
285829¢ Jimmy Rushing (1902-1972) {American Music Series}9/17/942.00
285929¢ "Ma" Rainey (1886-1939) {American Music Series}9/17/942.00
286029¢ Mildred Bailey (1907-1951) {American Music Series}9/17/942.00
286129¢ Howlin' Wolf (1910-1976) {American Music Series}9/17/942.00
2869g29¢ Bill Pickett10/18/941.50
2975h32¢ Frederick Douglass6/29/95 2.00
2975k32¢ Harriet Tubman6/29/95 2.00
298232¢ Louis Armstrong (1901-1971)9/1/950.85
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32¢ Coleman Hawkins, James P. Johnson, Jelly Roll Morton, Charlie Parker, Eubie Blake, Charles Mingus (1922-1979), Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane, Erroll Garner  
309632¢ Count Basie9/11/961.75
3182l32¢ W.E.B. Du Bois   (Celebrate the Century)2/03/980.60
3183c32¢ George W. Carver   (from Celebrate the Century)2/03/980.55
3185j32¢ Jesse Owens   (from Celebrate the Century)9/10/980.90
3186c33¢ Jackie Robinson   (from Celebrate the Century)2/18/990.75
3188a33¢ Martin Luther King, Jr. (from Celebrate the Century)9/17/990.90
321232¢ Huddie "Leadbelly" Ledbetter (1888-1940)6/26/981.50
321432¢ Sonny Terry (1911-1986)6/26/981.50
321532¢ Josh White (1908-1969)6/26/98 
3212-5Block (or strip) of four in Folk Singers issue of American Music Series6/26/98 
321632¢ Mahalia Jackson7/15/98 
321732¢ Roberta Martin7/15/98 
321832¢ Clara Ward7/15/98 
321932¢ Sister Rosetta Tharpe7/15/98 
3216-932¢ Block (or strip) of four in Gospel Singers issue of American Music Series7/15/98 
3408a33¢ Jackie Robinson (Legends of Baseball)7/06/00 
3408j33¢ Roberto Clemente (Legends of Baseball)7/06/00 
3408p33¢ Satchel Paige (Legends of Baseball)7/06/00 
3408r33¢ Josh Gibson (Legends of Baseball)7/06/00 
366737¢ Ethel L. Payne, Women of Journalism9/14/02 
374837¢ Zora Neale Hurston (Literary Arts series)1/24/030.90
384137¢ Alvin Ailey5/01/042.00
393637¢ Arthur Ashe8/27/050.60
402039¢ Sugar Ray Robinson4/07/060.60
4340a42¢ Vintage Black Cinema, strip of 57/16/082.75
4465-644¢ Negro Baseball Leagues/Rube Foster, pair7/15/101.15
4653(FOREVER/45¢) William H. Johnson (artist)4/11/120.75
4693(FOREVER/45¢) Miles Davis6/12/120.80
4742(FOREVER/46¢) Rosa Parks2/4/130.65


Section 3
Miscellaneous
Cat #DescriptionIssuedPrice
9023¢ 13th Ammendment 75th Anniversary - Emancipation Monument10/20/400.30
12335¢ Emancipation Proclamation8/16/630.15
Lot #110#1490//1495, 8¢ Postal Service Employees, 5 stamps showing Black Postal workers4/30/730.75
179010¢ Black Olympians, Decathalon - Javelin9/5/790.18
179115¢ Black Olympians, Runners in the 22nd Summer Olympic Games, Moscow9/28/790.30
205113¢ Black Olympian Boxer, Olympics '847/28/830.50
276829¢ Porgy & Bess7/14/931.00
281829¢ Buffalo Soldiers4/22/940.60
310932¢ Family and Xmas Tree10/8/961.00
3151a32¢ "Alabama Baby" (Black dolls)7/28/97 
3184k32¢ Jazz   (from Celebrate the Century)5/28/980.70
3187f33¢ School Desegregation   (from Celebrate the Century)5/26/990.60
3190j33¢ "The Cosby Show"   (from Celebrate the Century)1/13/000.85
3190o33¢ Hip-Hop Culture   (from Celebrate the Century)1/13/000.45
317532¢ Kwanzaa19970.45
336833¢ Kwanzaa19990.50
354834¢ Kwanzaa20010.50
388137¢ Kwanzaa2004 
393737¢ Civil Rights, pane of 108/30/056.00
411939¢ Kwanzaa10/6/06 
422041¢ Kwanzaa20070.55
437342¢ Kwanzaa20080.55
443444¢ Kwanzaa20090.60
4584(Forever/45¢) Kwanzaa20110.65
4845(Forever/46¢ Kwanzaa20130.65

Reference Listing. Only those issues listed in bold are available for sale.



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