United States of America 2012 Lady Bird Johnson (first lady, environmental campaigner)

From Stamps of the World

  • Issue date: 30th November 2012
  • six self-adhesive values issued in a miniature sheet
  • Design: Antonio Alcalá, after official White House portrait painting, and after 1960s stamp designs by Walter D Richards and Gyo Fujikawa (adapted by Paloma Alcalá)
  • Printed by: Ashton-Potter USA
  • Print process: lithography
  • stamp format height 25mm x width 40mm, or height 40mm x width 25mm (portrait painting)
  • miniature sheet format height 144mm x width 162mm
  • Perforations: die cut 10.8 x 10.8, also imperforate

Claudia Alta 'Lady Bird' Johnson, 1912-2007[edit]

Miniature sheet of six stamps (inscribed FOREVER)
- (45c) plant for more beautiful streets: flowering crab apple trees along a suburban street
- (45c) plant for more beautiful parks: daffodils beside the Potomac River, with Washington Monument in background
- (45c) plant for a more beautiful America: blossoming cherries at the Tidal Basin, Washington DC, with Jefferson Memorial in background
- (45c) plant for more beautiful highways: interstate freeway bordered by California poppies (probably I-280, in Bay Area)
- (45c) plant for more beautiful cities: tulips and azaleas beside highway in Washington DC, US Capitol building in background (design includes cars and bus)
- (45c) portrait painting (detail) of Mrs Johnson, the First Lady, in buttercup yellow dress, by Elizabeth Shoumatoff (1968)
Border: photographic portrait of Lady Bird Johnson in 1963

  • Lady Bird Johnson, married to a Texas Democrat politician and President, as First Lady led a campaign for beautification of highways, realised in the (Federal) Highway Beautification Act of 1965, also for wildflower and park development (she founded the National Wildflower Research Center)

Miniature sheet. Die-cut perforated[edit]

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Miniature sheet with die-cut perforations

Miniature sheet. Imperforate[edit]

Miniature sheet without die-cut perforations (imperforate)