Postage Stamps Featuring Women

The United States Postal Service has issued multiple series of stamps celebrating some of the most influential and inspiring women in American history. The USPS has highlighted important women in American history by issuing special postage stamps in their honor. These stamps offer a much-needed reminder of the significant contributions women have made to our country throughout its history. Many women have been featured on US stamps beginning all the way back in 1893 when Queen Isabella was the first woman to be featured on a stamp.

Each of these women made significant contributions to the cause of women's rights and equality, and their stories are an inspiration to us all.

Women Cryptologists Postage

Women Cryptologists of WWII

The U.S Post Service is honoring the women cryptographers with this special stamp. Their service played an inestimable role in Allied victory during World War II. This sheet of forever postage was first issued by the U.S. Postal Service on 10/18/2022.

Postage Stamp of First Lady Nancy Reagan

First Lady Nancy Reagan

This U.S. postage stamp commemorates the late Nancy Reagan. An iconic woman who was married to the 40th president, Ronald Reagan, and served as first lady of the United States from 1981 to 1989. These sheets of forever stamps were issued by the United States Postal Service on 07/06/2022.

Women’s Rowing Postage

Women’s Rowing

This stamp series from the USPS celebrates women’s rowing, showcasing the accomplishments of American women in rowing. The stamp sheet collectively illustrates five eight-person rowing teams competing. These sheets of forever stamps were first released by the USPS on 05/13/2022.

Katharine Graham Two Ounce Postage Stamps

Katharine Graham

The United States Postal Service honoris pioneering business leader Katharine Graham with this two-ounce stamp. the 17th stamp in the 'Distinguished Americans' series. These sheets of two-ounce stamps were made available by the postal service on 06/14/2022.

Eugenie Clark Stamp

Eugenie Clark

The U.S. Postal Service honors pioneering marine biologist Eugenie Clark (affectionately known as the "Shark Lady") with the release of a new commemorative stamp. These sheets of forever stamps were issued by the United States Postal Service on 05/04/2022.

Stamp Honoring Chien-Shiung Wu

Chien-Shiung Wu

Dr. Chien-Shiung Wu, one of the most influential nuclear physicists of the 20th century, is honored in this stamp from the U.S. Postal Service. This sheet of forever postage stamps was first released by the USPS on 02/11/2021.

Edmonia Lewis Black Heritage Postage Stamp

Edmonia Lewis

The 45th stamp in the USPS's Black Heritage series, this design honors famous sculptor Edmonia Lewis based on a photo that was taken while she was in Boston between 1864 and 1871. This sheet of forever stamps was first issued by the postal service on 01/26/2022.

Title IX 50th Anniversary Stamp

Title IX 50th Anniversary

This stamp's release commemorates the 50th anniversary of the passage of Title IX, a civil rights law prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex in educational programs. Four different stamp designs depict various female athletes: a runner, a swimmer, a gymnast, and a soccer player. Laurel branches, symbolic of victory, are seen on the swimmer's red cap and in their hair. This sheet of forever postage stamps was issued by the postal service on 03/03/2022.

Since 2010, over 40 women have been featured on postage stamps from the USPS:

Katharine Hepburn, Kate Smith, Mother Teresa, Julia de Burgos, Carmen Miranda, Selena, Celia Cruz, Oveta Culp Hobby, Helen Hayes, Maria Goeppert Mayer, Greta von Nessen, Barbara Jordan, Elizabeth Bishop, Gwendolyn Brooks, Denise Levertov, Sylvia Plath, Édith Piaf, Isadora Duncan, Katherine Dunham, Lady Bird Johnson, Rosa Parks, Lydia Mendoza, Althea Gibson, Shirley Chisholm, Janis Joplin, Julia Child, Joyce Chen, Edna Lewis, Maya Angelou, Flannery O'Connor, Ingrid Bergman, Sarah Vaughan, Shirley Temple, Dorothy Height, Lena Horne, Sally Ride, Gwen Ifill, Chien-Shiung Wu, Edmonia Lewis, Eugenie Clark, and Nancy Reagan.