First Day of Issue for new “Mayflower in Plymouth Harbor” Forever stamp

Issued by the USPS on September 17, 2020, the Mayflower in Plymouth Harbor stamp marks the 400th commemoration of the ship’s historic voyage. Artist Greg Harlin illustrated the stamp, using a combination of watercolor, gouache, and acrylics with digital refinements to convey a scene of desolate beauty at the end of the Pilgrims’ harrowing journey to an unfamiliar world.


The virtual ceremony included recorded remarks from George Garmany, Jr., Governor General of the General Society of Mayflower Descendants, USPS representative Kristin Seaver, as well as Richard Pickering, Deputy Executive Director of Plimoth & Patuxet; and Michele Pecoraro, Executive Director of Plymouth 400.


The stamp is being issued as a Forever stamp, which will always be equal in value to the current First-Class Mail 1-ounce price, is available on-line at


Click here for a six-minute video from which the above illustration of the Pilgrims leaving Plymouth, England on September 16, 1620 and the Mayflower II leaving Mystic Harbor were taken.