On May 8, 2009, in Washington, DC, the US Postal Service issued a 44-cent Love: King and Queen of Hearts definitive stamp with two different designs in a pressure-sensitive adhesive convertible booklet of twenty stamps. The stamps were designed by Derry Noyes, Washington, DC, and Jeanne Greco, New York, New York.
The issuance of the King and Queen of Hearts, the latest stamps in the Love series, pays tribute to the world's favorite "game." Artist Jeanne Greco of New York, New York, created the art on her computer for the two stamp designs, one showing the King and one showing the Queen, by using images from eighteenth-century French playing cards as a reference.
A total of 500 million stamps were printed in the gravure process by Avery Dennison (AVR), Clinton, South Carolina.
Postal Bulletin, April 9, 2009.