August 29th, 2014

USPS introduced a reprint of Poinsettia stamp


According to info got by USA Postal service has introduced a reprint of previously issued Poinsettia stamp. A new edition of this item was released on August 21, 2014, in Hartford. On this day the stamp went on sale nationwide.

The Poinsettia stamp features a bright, cheerful rendering of America's favorite holiday flower. Introduced in 2013, the stamp is being reissued in 2014. The stamp art depicts the rich red and vibrant green leaves surrounding the flower — the cluster of small, rather modest cup-shaped structures in the center.

The red "petals" that we think of as the flower are actually modified leaves called bracts. The art reference for this stamp was a potted poinsettia. Designed by art director Ethel Kessler, the Poinsettia stamp features the work of William Low.

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