Thursday, May 2, 2013

Seed Packet Art Graces New U.S. Postage Stamps

First Day of Issue: April 5, 2013 - United States

The United States has issued a set of ten new floral themed postage stamps celebrating the arrival of Spring.

The U.S. Postal Service celebrated the arrival of spring by dedicating new Vintage Seed Packets Commemorative Forever stamps. These beautiful First-Class stamps, based on photographs of seed packets from a century ago, were dedicated at the Philadelphia National Stamp Exhibition.

“Seed packet art depicts the utmost in floral perfection,” said dedicating official and Postal Service Philadelphia Metropolitan District Manager Chu Falling Star. “At the turn of the early 1900s, packets like those displayed on the stamps encouraged Americans to create the perfect floral garden.

Each of the stamps depicts the colorful blossoms of one kind of flower—cosmos, digitalis, pinks, primrose, calendula, aster, linum, alyssum, phlox, and zinnia. Above each illustration in bold capital letters is the name of the flower depicted.

Learn more at: United States Postal Service

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