To mark St. Patrick’s Day March 17, “The list” looks at five stamps that honor the contributions of Irish-Americans.
1. Irish Immigration stamp. Issued in 1999, this 33-cent stamp honored the first Irish immigrants to the United States, who arrived in the 17th century.
2. James Hoban stamps. The Irish-American architect who designed the White House — modeled on Leinster House in Dublin — was celebrated on two identical 18-cent and 20-cent stamps in 1981.
3. Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan stamp. In 1980, USPS issued a 15-cent stamp recognizing Sullivan, the visually impaired Irish-American teacher famous for educating Keller, who was blind and deaf.
4. John McCormack stamp. In 1984, USPS issued a 20-cent Performing Arts series stamp to mark the 100th anniversary of the Irish-American tenor’s birth.
5. Eugene O’Neill stamp. The playwright who won the Nobel Prize for Literature and wrote four Pulitzer Prize-winning plays graced a $1 Prominent Americans series stamp in 1967.