The stamp department for the USPS is really sending 2012 out in style. I loved that they are reusing the stamps from the 1960s in which Mrs. Johnson was instrumental in the original release. From the Beyond the Perf site:
With this issuance, the U.S. Postal Service commemorates the centennial of the birth of Lady Bird Johnson (1912-2007) and celebrates her commitment to projects to preserve and enhance our country's natural heritage.
The souvenir sheet features six stamps, a quote from Mrs. Johnson reflecting her belief that the environment is our common ground, and a black-and-white image of the First Lady taken from a family photograph shot in 1963 by Yoichi Okamoto. Verso text highlights a few of Mrs. Johnson's many successes.
The single stamp on the right side of the sheet features the official White House portrait of Mrs. Johnson, an oil painting by Elizabeth Shoumatoff showing the seated First Lady wearing an empire-waist gown of buttercup yellow. In the background are flowering trees and the Jefferson Memorial.
The five stamps on the left, adaptations of stamps originally issued in the 1960s, commemorate the visible legacy left by Mrs. Johnson's projects to enhance the beauty of our cities and highways—and to encourage others to follow.
These stamps are available today, November 30th.
And then tomorrow, the Waves of Color set is released. I'm so excited for these stamps. I'm just a sucker for graphics, I guess.
P.S. And remember to come see us tomorrow at the Renegade Craft Fair, from 11AM - 6PM at the Pulaski Park Field House in Chicago!