#5337 – 2018 First-Class Forever Stamp - Kwanzaa

Condition
Price
Qty
- Mint Stamp(s)
Ships in 1-2 business days.i$2.25
$2.25
- Used Single Stamp(s)
Usually ships within 30 days.i$1.50
$1.50
5 More - Click Here
Mounts - Click Here
Condition
Price
Qty
- MM641215x38mm 25 Horizontal Strip Black Split-Back Mounts
Ships in 1-2 business days.i
$7.95
$7.95
- MM216430x37mm 5 Vertical Black Split-Back Mounts
Ships in 1-2 business days.i
$0.95
$0.95

U.S. #5337

2018 50¢ Kwanzaa

 

Value:  50¢ 1-ounce First-Class Rate (Forever)
Issue Date:  October 10, 2018
First Day City:  Raleigh, NC
Type of Stamp:  Commemorative
Printed by:  Banknote Corporation of America
Printing Method:  Offset, Microprint
Format:  Pane of 20
Self-Adhesive
Quantity Printed:  15,000,000
  
Kwanzaa is still a fairly new holiday.  It was created in 1966 by Maulana Karenga, a Black Power activist, as part of the Black Freedom Movement.  The theme of community is deeply embedded in the holiday.  Moreover, it serves to join African Americans with their culture and historical heritage.
 
A dance troupe known as Kuumba House Dance Theater has been working to reconnect people with their African roots since 1999.  Their show called "Highlights of Kwanzaa" follows a brother and sister who are transported to Africa from America.  They learn how different life is for children across the world.  During their journey, the experience many cultures and meet extraordinary people, like Queen Nefertiti and Zulu warriors.  Arriving home, they join a huge Kwanzaa celebration that mixes all the traditions they've learned about.
 
In 2018, the USPS issued the seventh Kwanzaa design since the holiday was first pictured on a stamp in 1997.  Artist Floyd Cooper used a method painting called "oil erasure" for the design.  He painted layers with oil paint and then erased sections to expose the image.  This stamp, like the others in the series, helps educate the rest of the world on the importance of Kwanzaa and the rich culture that it celebrates.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Read More - Click Here


  • 1998-2019 U.S. Semi-Postal Stamps, plus FREE 2014 Imperforate Semi-Postal, 8 stamps 1998-2019 U.S. Semi-Postal Stamps

    Semi-postal stamps are issued to serve a double purpose.  Priced higher than regular postage, they pay the current mailing rate plus an added amount contributed to a charitable cause.  As of 2019, eight semi-postal (sometimes called "fundraising") stamps had been issued.  Now you can get them in one easy order and receive the B5a imperforate semi-postal FREE!

    $13.50
    BUY NOW
  • 1990s First Day Covers, Collection of 100 100 First Day Covers Issued During the 1990s
    Some of the stamps I saw in my set of 100 covers highlighted Looney Tunes characters, statehood anniversaries, Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, Elvis Presley, Dorothy Parker, and more.  Order your set today.
    $49.95
    BUY NOW
  • 1922-32 Regular Issues, 24 stamps, used 1922-32 Regular Issues, 24 used stamps

    This set of 24 postally used 1922-32 regular issues stamps is a great addition to your collection. Order today to receive: 571, 610, 632, 634, 635, 636, 637, 638, 639, 640, 641, 642, 653,684, 685, 692, 693, 694, 697, 698, 699, 700, 701, and 720.

    $6.25
    BUY NOW

U.S. #5337

2018 50¢ Kwanzaa

 

Value:  50¢ 1-ounce First-Class Rate (Forever)
Issue Date:  October 10, 2018
First Day City:  Raleigh, NC
Type of Stamp:  Commemorative
Printed by:  Banknote Corporation of America
Printing Method:  Offset, Microprint
Format:  Pane of 20
Self-Adhesive
Quantity Printed:  15,000,000

  

Kwanzaa is still a fairly new holiday.  It was created in 1966 by Maulana Karenga, a Black Power activist, as part of the Black Freedom Movement.  The theme of community is deeply embedded in the holiday.  Moreover, it serves to join African Americans with their culture and historical heritage.
 
A dance troupe known as Kuumba House Dance Theater has been working to reconnect people with their African roots since 1999.  Their show called "Highlights of Kwanzaa" follows a brother and sister who are transported to Africa from America.  They learn how different life is for children across the world.  During their journey, the experience many cultures and meet extraordinary people, like Queen Nefertiti and Zulu warriors.  Arriving home, they join a huge Kwanzaa celebration that mixes all the traditions they've learned about.
 
In 2018, the USPS issued the seventh Kwanzaa design since the holiday was first pictured on a stamp in 1997.  Artist Floyd Cooper used a method painting called "oil erasure" for the design.  He painted layers with oil paint and then erased sections to expose the image.  This stamp, like the others in the series, helps educate the rest of the world on the importance of Kwanzaa and the rich culture that it celebrates.