President Barack Obama

Barack Obama became the 44th president of the United States in 2009, the first African American to be elected to that office.  The first country to commemorate him on a stamp was Liberia.  Since then, several countries have philatelically honored President Obama with stamps that feature his achievements, his travels, and his meetings with other world leaders.  Sometimes the stamps include his wife, First Lady Michelle Obama, and his family.  On this page we showcase some of the more recent stamps.  We will continue to add to the Obama stamps retroactively until we get back to 2009 and that first stamp from Liberia.

Issued by Maldives at the World Stamp Show NY-2016, a souvenir sheet with President Obama and in the selvage, apparent front runners to replace him, Hillary Clinton from the Democratic Party and Donald Trump from the Republican Party.

Issued by São Tomé and Príncipe January 26, 2016, for the World Stamp Show NY-2016, a souvenir sheet of President Obama with the selvage depicting the twin towers of the World Trade Center in memory of 9/11/2001.

Issued by Guinea in 2016, a stamp from a souvenir sheet  commemorating Pope Francis' 80th birthday (December 17, 1936) and showing the Pope meeting President Obama.

Issued by Guinea in 2016, a stamp from a souvenir sheet  showing Nobel Prize winners: President Barack Obama, Dan Schectman, Arthur B. McDonald and Takaaki Kajita, and  Malala Yousafzai.

Issued by Niger April 20, 2016, a stamp from a souvenir sheet  commemorating Pope Francis' 80th birthday (December 17, 1936) and showing the Pope meeting President Obama.

Issued by Guinea in 2016, a stamp from a souvenir sheet  commemorating First Lady Nancy Reagan (1921-2016)  and showing  her with President Obama.

Issued by Palau in 2016, a stamp from a souvenir sheet  commemorating First Lady Nancy Reagan and showing her with President Obama.

Issued by Central African Republic in 2016, a stamp from a souvenir sheet  commemor-ating John Glenn's 95th birthday (July 18, 1921) and showing him receiving the Presidential Medal  of Freedom from  President Obama on May 29, 2012.

Issued by Togo  in 2016, a stamp from a souvenir sheet  commemorating  Mahatma Gandhi.

Issued by Guinea-Bissau in 2016, a stamp from a souvenir sheet  commemorating Pope Francis and showing  him with President Obama.

Issued by São Tomé and Príncipe in 2016, a stamp from a souvenir sheet commemorating tPope Francis' 80th birthday (December 17, 1936) showing the Pope with President Obama.

Issued by Guinea-Bissau in 2016, a stamp from a souvenir sheet  commemorating  John Glenn and showing  him with President Obama.

Issued by Mozambique in 2016, a stamp from a souvenir sheet  commemorating Pope Francis and showing  him with President Obama.

Issued by Ghana in 2016, a souvenir sheet of President Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.   On March 27, 2016, President Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to visit the site of the U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima on August 1945.  Obama also visited the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe showing their continuous commitment to pursuing peace.

Issued by Ghana in 2016, a stamp from a souvenir sheet of President Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.  On March 25, 2016, President Obama traveled to Japan to participate in the 42nd G7 Summit in Shima, Mie Prefecture. 

Issued by Palau in 2016, a souvenir sheet of the Obamas and British Royals.   President Obama nd First lady Michelle Obama attended a private lunch with Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip at Windsor Castle.  In the evening, the Obamas then attended a dinner hosted by Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince Harry at Kensington Palace.

Issued by Palau in 2016, a souvenir sheet  commemorating President Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron participating in a joint press conference at 10 Downing Street on April 22, 2016 .

Issued by Nevis in 2016, a stamp from a  souvenir sheet  commemorating President Obama's visit to Saudi Arabia and King Salman.

Issued by Madagascar in 2016, a stamp from a souvenir sheet commemorating President Obama. 

Issued by Palau in 2016, a souvenir sheet  commemorating President Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron.  President Obama visited the United Kingdom from April 21 to 24, 2016 , to urge British voters to vote for the United Kingdom to remain in the European Union. However, a majority voted to leave the European Union.  The withdrawal is commonly known as Brexit.  On March 29, 2017, Theresa May's administration invoked Article 50 of the Treaty on the European Union in a letter to the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk.  The UK is set to leave by April 2019.

Issued by Tuvalu in 2016, a souvenir sheet commemorating President Obama's visit to Cuba and  speaking with Cuban President Raúl Castro. Obama is the first sitting U.S. president to visit Cuba in 88 years. 

Issued by Nevis in 2016, a souvenir sheet  commemorating President Obama's visit to Saudi Arabia and King Salman.

Issued by Madagascar in 2016, a souvenir sheet commemorating President Obama. 

Issued by Tuvalu in 2016, a souvenir sheet commemorating President Obama's visit to Cuba, March 20-22, 2016, to meet with Cuban President Raúl Castro. 

Issued by St. Vincent & The Grenadines  in 2016, two souvenir sheets commemorating President Obama's visit to Vietnam , May 22 to 25, 2016, to meet with Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc.