I rushed to my local post office last Friday to buy the Gee’s Bend quilts stamps.
If you aren’t familiar with the quilts from Gee’s Bend, AL, I suggest you read about them. I can also highly recommend the documentary produced by PBS.
These are the ONLY art stamps to be issued for the rest of the year (except for the Madonna & Child at Christmas). Stock up while you can. They informed me that they usually sell out of the quilt stamps, which is why I was there bright and early on the day they were issued.
I guess the only thing I’m concerned about and don’t know if others are as well is that there are no artists’ names on the stamps. When other artists are given stamps, they have their names below the artwork and their bios on the back. Perhaps it was a decision to show these anonymously as a group.
Now, what can we do to get some more artists on US postage stamps??