Tropical Fruit Stamps Issued at WESTPEX Stamp Show

April 25th, 2008

They look good enough to eat and will likely whet the appetite of anyone receiving a postcard in the mail. They are the new 27-cent Tropical Fruit definitive stamps dedicated today during opening festivities at the 2008 WESTPEX Stamp Show in Burlingame.

Depicting five mouth-watering tropical fruits in eye-catching color, the stamps were illustrated by Sergio Baradat of Miami Beach, FL, who described them as "luscious." Baradat's first project for the U.S. Postal Service was the Mambo stamp in the Let's Dance/Bailemos issuance in 2005.

The five tropical fruits are: guava, kiwi, papaya, pomegranate and star fruit.

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