2019 First-Class Forever Stamp,Post Office Murals: "Sugarloaf Mountain"

# 5374 - 2019 First-Class Forever Stamp - Post Office Murals: "Sugarloaf Mountain"

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US #5374
2019 55¢ “Sugarloaf Mountain” – Post Office Murals

• Commemorates the Great Depression-era mural “Sugarloaf Mountain” at the Rockville, Maryland, post office


Stamp Category:  Commemorative
Value:  55¢ First Class Mail Rate (Forever)
First Day of Issue:  April 2, 2019
First Day City:  Piggott, Arkansas
Quantity Issued:  30,000,000
Printed by:  Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd.
Printing Method:  Offset
Format:  Panes of 10
Tagging:  Nonphosphored Type III, Block Tag

Why the stamp was issued:  To honor the “Sugarloaf Mountain” post office mural in Rockville, Maryland, created during the Great Depression.

About the stamp design:  Pictures the US post office mural “Sugarloaf Mountain” (1940) in Rockville, Maryland. The mural was completed by artist Judson Smith.

First Day City:  The First Day of Issue Ceremony was held at Piggott Main Post Office in Piggott, Arkansas, the location of one of the murals on the stamps.

About the Post Office Murals set:  Includes five stamps celebrating the artwork of muralists tasked with beautifying American post offices and boosting morale during the Great Depression. Each of the stamp designs pictures a different mural from a US post office: “Kiowas Moving Camp” (1936) Anadarko, Oklahoma; “Mountains and Yucca” (1937) Deming, New Mexico; “Antelope” (1939) Florence, Colorado; “Sugarloaf Mountain” (1940) Rockville, Maryland; and “Air Mail” (1941) Piggott, Arkansas.

History the stamp represents:  Sugarloaf Mountain is a National Natural Landmark in central Maryland, privately owned by Stronghold, Incorporated. The company allows public access to the mountain park free of charge and maintains several popular hiking trails. While considered a small mountain (only 800 feet higher than the land around it), the top of Sugarloaf Mountain provides spectacular views for miles around.

Christoph von Graffenried was one of the first to come across Sugarloaf Mountain in 1712. He and his group made use of the far-reaching view from the summit and drew up a map of the surrounding area. During the Civil War, Sugarloaf was used as an overlook by Union troops. Gordon Strong bought the mountain and nearby land in the 1900s. President Franklin Roosevelt once thought about building his presidential retreat atop Sugarloaf, but Strong suggested he build on Catoctin Mountain instead. Today, that site is known as Camp David.

In 1940, Rockville, Maryland, received a mural picturing Sugarloaf Mountain. It was painted by Judson Smith and features flat farmland in the foreground with Sugarloaf rising up in the distance. It still hangs in the Rockville Post Office today as a reminder of Sugarloaf Mountain’s place in Maryland history.

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US #5374
2019 55¢ “Sugarloaf Mountain” – Post Office Murals

• Commemorates the Great Depression-era mural “Sugarloaf Mountain” at the Rockville, Maryland, post office


Stamp Category:  Commemorative
Value:  55¢ First Class Mail Rate (Forever)
First Day of Issue:  April 2, 2019
First Day City:  Piggott, Arkansas
Quantity Issued:  30,000,000
Printed by:  Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd.
Printing Method:  Offset
Format:  Panes of 10
Tagging:  Nonphosphored Type III, Block Tag

Why the stamp was issued:  To honor the “Sugarloaf Mountain” post office mural in Rockville, Maryland, created during the Great Depression.

About the stamp design:  Pictures the US post office mural “Sugarloaf Mountain” (1940) in Rockville, Maryland. The mural was completed by artist Judson Smith.

First Day City:  The First Day of Issue Ceremony was held at Piggott Main Post Office in Piggott, Arkansas, the location of one of the murals on the stamps.

About the Post Office Murals set:  Includes five stamps celebrating the artwork of muralists tasked with beautifying American post offices and boosting morale during the Great Depression. Each of the stamp designs pictures a different mural from a US post office: “Kiowas Moving Camp” (1936) Anadarko, Oklahoma; “Mountains and Yucca” (1937) Deming, New Mexico; “Antelope” (1939) Florence, Colorado; “Sugarloaf Mountain” (1940) Rockville, Maryland; and “Air Mail” (1941) Piggott, Arkansas.

History the stamp represents:  Sugarloaf Mountain is a National Natural Landmark in central Maryland, privately owned by Stronghold, Incorporated. The company allows public access to the mountain park free of charge and maintains several popular hiking trails. While considered a small mountain (only 800 feet higher than the land around it), the top of Sugarloaf Mountain provides spectacular views for miles around.

Christoph von Graffenried was one of the first to come across Sugarloaf Mountain in 1712. He and his group made use of the far-reaching view from the summit and drew up a map of the surrounding area. During the Civil War, Sugarloaf was used as an overlook by Union troops. Gordon Strong bought the mountain and nearby land in the 1900s. President Franklin Roosevelt once thought about building his presidential retreat atop Sugarloaf, but Strong suggested he build on Catoctin Mountain instead. Today, that site is known as Camp David.

In 1940, Rockville, Maryland, received a mural picturing Sugarloaf Mountain. It was painted by Judson Smith and features flat farmland in the foreground with Sugarloaf rising up in the distance. It still hangs in the Rockville Post Office today as a reminder of Sugarloaf Mountain’s place in Maryland history.