Spring flowers blossom on new postage stamps

March 15th, 2005

Echoing the real flowers at the Chicago Flower and Garden Show, four beautiful postage stamps honoring the iris, hyacinth, tulip and daffodil were dedicated today. These flowers are mainstays in gardens coast-to-coast, symbolizing new beginnings with their light pastel colors giving a hint of the summer colors to come.

"These four stamps truly dramatize each of these gorgeous flowers at the height of their beauty," said Jo Ann Feindt, Vice President, Area Operations, Great Lakes Area, U.S. Postal Service, who dedicated the stamps. "They are sure to be favorites among the public and stamp collectors."