Postal Service Provides Preview of Ginsburg Stamp

Postal Service plans 2023 release showing 'proponent of equal justice'
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 24, 2022 5:55 PM CDT
Postal Service Provides Preview of Ginsburg Stamp
This image provided by the Postal Service shows a new stamp honoring the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.   (U.S. Postal Service via AP)

The US Postal Service is honoring the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as "an icon of American culture" with a stamp in the new year. The design, unveiled on Monday, is a painted portrait based on a photo of Ginsburg in a black robe with an intricate white collar, the AP reports, which became her trademark. "After beginning her career as an activist lawyer fighting gender discrimination, Justice Ginsburg became a respected jurist whose important majority opinions advancing equality and strong dissents on socially controversial rulings made her a passionate proponent of equal justice," the agency said in its announcement.

Ginsburg died in 2020 at the age of 87. The newly unveiled first-class "forever" stamp of the liberal icon will be available for purchase in 2023, though officials did not mention a specific date. A first-class stamp currently costs 60 cents, a price that will rise to 63 cents on Jan. 22.

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