The U.S. Postal Service Has Released A New Forever Stamp Honoring The Late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
On October 2, the United States Postal Service released a new Forever stamp honoring the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, unveiling it at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery during a first-day-of-issue dedication ceremony that was open to the public.
Designed by Ethel Kessler, an art director for USPS, with a Michael J. Deas oil painting based on a photograph by Philip Bermingham, the stamp captures the 107th U.S. Supreme Court justice in her black judicial robe and favorite white-lace collar.
“Justice Ginsburg was an iconic figure who dedicated her life to public service and the pursuit of justice,” said USPS Board of Governors Chairman Roman Martinez IV. “She was a true pioneer, and it is our honor to celebrate her incredible legacy in this way. This stamp serves not just as a tribute but as an inspiration for future generations to uphold the values she fought for.”
Joining Martinez for the ceremony were Nina Totenberg, legal affairs correspondent at National Public Radio, Lori Dym, USPS procurement and property law managing counsel, Elizabeth Glazer, founder of the public safety nonprofit Vital City, and Ginsburg’s granddaughter Clara Spera, a lecturer at Harvard Law School and senior associate at WilmerHale.
The Ruth Bader Ginsburg stamp is being issued as a Forever stamp and is available in panes of 20 at select Post Office locations nationwide and at usps.com/shopstamps. Forever stamps will always be equal in value to the current First-Class Mail 1-ounce price.
The stamp will serve as a lasting tribute to the Brooklyn native who has left an indelible impact on American jurisprudence and society at large.
Ginsburg’s multifaceted legacy includes the legal and social changes she helped to bring about, the example she set of tenacity and perseverance in the service of meaningful work, the inspiring passion that she brought to her dissents in defense of principles she held dear, and the countless people — young and old, men and women — who view her as a role model.