A new stamp for Washington

A new stamp for Washington

A cool and classy new stamp featuring Washington’s state flag will soon be available to purchase.

As part of its “Flags of Our Nation” stamp series, the U.S. Postal Service unveiled the new Washington State stamp in the Capitol Rotunda Friday afternoon. The new stamp shows the Washington flag flying on the left, with an evergreen forest in the background.

Liz Ohno of the USPS’ Seattle District office kicked off the unveiling ceremony. Shanna Stevenson of the Washington State Historical Society offered remarks, and then a poster of the new stamp was unveiled by Seattle District Manager Yul Melonson and Olympia Postmaster Chuck Roberts. The poster will be displayed in the Olympia Post Office for a few weeks and then will be shown in other post offices around the state.

If you want to buy the new Washington flag stamp, it’s only available on a coil of 50 stamps at a cost of $22.50.  In addition to Washington, the set of 10 stamp designs features the flags of Texas, Utah, Vermont, U.S. Virgin Islands, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming and the Stars and Stripes. The stamp may be purchased in post offices nationwide, online at usps.com/store, or by calling the USPS Stamp Fulfillment Center at 1-800-782-6724.

The Postal Service tells more about the Flags Of Our Nation stamp series:

“In 2012, the U.S. Postal Service completes its Flags of Our Nation series with the issuance of the last set of 10 stamp designs. The stamps in Set 6 feature the flag of the U.S. Virgin Islands, the state flags of Texas through Wyo¬ming, and the Stars and Stripes, the last stamp — which was also the first stamp — in this series that began in 2008. In all, 60 stamps were issued in 6 separate sets of 10 designs. The format for each set of 10 designs was a coil of 50 stamps.

“In the aggregate, the 60 stamps in the Flags of Our Nation series include four depicting the Stars and Stripes, 50 featuring official state flags, and one for each of the following: the territories of American Samoa and Guam, the commonwealths of the Northern Mariana Islands and Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.”

State and U.S. flags may be purchased at the Office of Secretary of State on the second floor of the Capitol, or online.

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