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Conifer stamps from USPS

13 years ago

The USPS has issued a series of stamps that they call 'Holiday Evergreens'. The good news is that these are FOREVER stamps, so they will be good for first class postage indefinitely! Stock up!!

Here's the description and a link to photos:

On October 21, 2010, in New York, New York, at the Mega Stamp Show, the Postal Service� issued four 44�cent, Holiday Evergreens (Forever) special stamps, designed by Howard E. Paine of Delaplane, Virginia.

Decorating with evergreens during the winter holiday season is a popular and appealing tradition. In 2010, the U.S. Postal Service� joined in the winter celebrations by issuing Holiday Evergreens, beautiful new stamps that feature closeup views of the foliage and cones of four different conifers: ponderosa pine, eastern red cedar, blue spruce and balsam fir.

The artist, the late Ned Seidler, was a gifted painter of nature subjects. When painting flora, he frequently used cuttings from plants and trees in his own yard as reference. He may have taken the same approach in working on this project.

Here is a link that might be useful: FOREVER Conifer Stamps

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