on U.S. stamps

Reference Listing. Issues listed in bold are available for sale. (updated 07/10/24)

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/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)2/1/840.40
213722¢ Mary McLeod Bethune (1875-1955, educator)3/5/850.55
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
2442 25¢ Ida B. Wells (1862-1931, journalist) 2/1/90 0.75
2567 29¢ Jan E. Matzeliger 9/15/91 0.55
2617 29¢ W.E.B. DuBois (1868-1963, writer and civil rights leader) 1/31/92 0.55
2746 29¢ Percy Lavon Julian (1899-1975, chemist) 1/29/93 0.55
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)1/20/990.75
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 Anderson1/27/050.70
399639¢ Hattie McDaniel1/25/060.70
412039¢ Ella Fitzgerald1/10/070.65
422241¢ Charles Chesnutt1/31/080.65
440844¢ Anna Julia Cooper (#32)6/11/090.75
446444¢ Oscar Micheaux6/22/100.70
4565(44¢/Forever) Barbara Jordan9/16/110.80
4624(45¢/Forever) John H. Johnson1/31/120.90
4803(46¢/Forever) Althea Gibson8/23/130.85
4856(49¢/Forever) Shirley Chisholm, Congresswoman1/31/140.80
4958 (49¢/Forever) Robert Robinson Taylor, Architect 2/12/15 0.85
5056(49¢/Forever) Richard Allen2/2/160.80
5171(49¢/Forever) Dorothy Height2/1/170.80
5259(50¢/Forever) Lena Horne1/30/180.80
5349(55¢/Forever) Gregory Hines1/28/190.80
5432(55¢/Forever) Gwen Ifill1/30/200.85
5555(55¢/Forever) August Wilson, Playwright (1945-2005)1/28/210.80
5663(58¢/Forever) Edmonia Lewis (45th in the Series)1/26/220.80
5753(63¢/Forever) Ernest J. Gaines (46th in the Series)1/23/230.80
5830(68¢/Forever) Constance Baker Motley (47th in the Series)1/31/240.85

Section 2
African-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?)2/14/67 
13726¢ W.C. Handy (William Christopher Handy)5/17/690.20
14868¢ Henry O. Tanner (1859-1937, artist)9/10/730.20
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
222322¢ Matthew A. Henson (first man to reach North Pole)5/28/861.00
249625¢ Jesse Owens, 1936 Olympics7/6/90 
272629¢ Clyde McPhatter6/16/931.25
272829¢ Otis Redding6/16/931.25
273029¢ Dinah Washington (or #2737, same design from booklet)6/16/931.25
2724-3029¢ American Music Series in pane and booklet (#2731-7) formats6/16/93SINGLES
276629¢ Joe Louis (1914-1981)6/22/930.60
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 Pickett10/18/94 
295632¢ Bessie Coleman4/27/95 0.80
2975h32¢ Frederick Douglass6/29/95 1.90
2975k32¢ Harriet Tubman6/29/95 1.90
298232¢ Louis Armstrong (1901-1971)9/1/950.85
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)2/18/990.85
3188a33¢ Martin Luther King, Jr. (from Celebrate the Century)9/17/990.95
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 Ailey (choreographer)5/01/041.25
3936 37¢ Arthur Ashe 8/27/05 0.65
4020 39¢ Sugar Ray Robinson 4/07/06 0.65
4340a42¢ Vintage Black Cinema, strip of 57/16/082.95
438442¢ Civil Rights Pioneers, Souvenir Sheet of 6 02/21/094.90
4465-644¢ Negro Baseball Leagues/Rube Foster, pair7/15/101.30
4653(FOREVER/45¢) William H. Johnson (artist)4/11/120.90
4693(FOREVER/45¢) Miles Davis6/12/120.85
4742(FOREVER/46¢) Rosa Parks2/4/130.70
486691¢ Ralph Ellison, Literary Arts series2/18/141.15
487970¢ C. Alfred "Chief" Anderson3/13/140.95
4880Jimi Hendrix (FOREVER/49¢), single3/13/140.85
4922Edna Lewis (FOREVER/49¢)9/26/141.25
4951aWilt Chamberlain, pair (FOREVER/49¢)12/5/141.55
4979Maya Angelou (FOREVER/49¢)4/7/150.75
5059Sarah Vaughan (FOREVER/49¢)3/29/160.75
5474a(Literary) Voices of the Harlem Renaissance (FOREVER/55¢), random STRIP of 4 (vertical)5/21/203.00
5471Nella Larsen (Voices of the Harlem Renaissance)5/21/200.80
5472Arturo Schomburg (Voices of the Harlem Renaissance)5/21/200.80
5473Anne Spencer (Voices of the Harlem Renaissance)5/21/200.80
5474Alain Locke (Voices of the Harlem Renaissance)5/21/200.80

Section 3
Cat #DescriptionIssuedPrice
9023¢ 13th Ammendment 75th Anniversary - Emancipation Monument (Hinged)10/20/400.25
10743¢ Booker T. Washington's Birthplace4/5/560.15
12335¢ Emancipation Proclamation8/16/630.18
Lot #110#1490//1495, 8¢ Postal Service Employees, 4 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 '847/28/830.60
238025¢ Black Olympic Gymnast, Seoul Summer Olympics, 19887/12/910.50
255529¢ Black Olympian Runner, Barcelona Summer Olympics7/12/910.60
264029¢ Olympic Boxer, '92 Olympics6/11/920.50
276829¢ Porgy & Bess7/14/931.00
281829¢ Buffalo Soldiers4/22/940.60
2975j32¢ Abraham Lincoln6/29/951.90
3068c32¢ Women's Running, Centennial Olympic Games5/2/960.75
3068m32¢ Men's Sprinting Events, Centennial Olympic Games5/2/960.75
3068t32¢ Men's Basketball, Centennial Olympic Games5/2/960.80
310932¢ Family and Xmas Tree10/8/961.00
3151a32¢ "Alabama Baby" (Black dolls)7/28/97 
Celebrate the Century Issues...
3184k32¢ Jazz Club5/28/980.70
3185d32¢ Eleanor Roosevelt   (shows little black girl presenting flowers to E.R.)9/10/980.50
3187f33¢ School Desegregation5/26/990.60
3190j33¢ "The Cosby Show"1/12/000.85
3190o33¢ Hip-Hop Culture1/12/000.45
3191o33¢ Cellular Phones5/2/000.45
342223¢ Wilma Rudolph7/14/040.40
387737¢ Sickle Cell testing9/29/040.65
393737¢ Civil Rights, pane of 108/30/056.00
5251(Forever/49¢) African-American Museum, Washington D.C.10/13/170.70
UX80Postal Card - 10¢ Olympics '80, Sprinter9/17/790.60
Kwanzaa Issues...
317532¢ Kwanzaa19970.50
336833¢ Kwanzaa19990.50
354834¢ Kwanzaa20010.50
388137¢ Kwanzaa2004 
411939¢ Kwanzaa10/6/06 
422041¢ Kwanzaa2007 
437342¢ Kwanzaa20080.65
443444¢ Kwanzaa20090.60
4584(Forever/45¢) Kwanzaa20110.75
4845(Forever/46¢ Kwanzaa20130.70

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

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