The stamp, designed by Craig Frazier, Mill Valley, Calif., features a white quill pen dipping into a red-white-and-blue inkwell accented with stars.The image evokes the founding era and highlights the links between today’s correspondence and the past—suggesting, perhaps, that “snail mail” is still a viable option for many Americans.The species shown are Origanum vulgare (oregano), Linum perenne (flax), Digitalis purpurea (foxglove), Lavandula angustifolio (lavender), and Salvia officinalis (sage). Common Terns Stamped Card — April 7, 29¢ Common Terns Stamped Cards The Common Terns Stamped Cards were issued as single-cut cards, double-reply cards, and in sheets of 40 cards.The cards were issued in the new post card rate that goes into effect April 17.George Washington — April 11, 20¢ George Washington PSA extra ounce stamp in PSA pane of 20 George Washington comes back to the postal program with this 20¢ stamp, which meets the add-on ounce First Class rate.
Kansas became the 34th state in the Union on January 29, 1861. Ronald Reagan — February 10, Forever Ronald Reagan PSA pane of 20, Simi Valley, CA 93065 This new design is being issued to recognize the centennial of the birth of Ronald Reagan.
“Most neon is huge and stamps are so small,” said Jordan. Not everyone thought we could pull it off.” Jazz Appreciation — March 26, Forever Jazz Appreciation PSA pane of 20, New Orleans, LA 70113 Jazz developed originally as an innovative combination of European, American, and African influences.
It first flowered near the dawn of the 20th century in New Orleans, where…this unique blend of cultures gave rise to a distinctive musical expression—and the blending process has continued, with jazz incorporating further influences from Latin, Asian, and African cultures.
Craig Frazier, an illustrator who lives in Mill Valley, California, created the stamp art digitally.
As for the dark blue and cream colors chosen for the background, according to Art Director, Derry Noyes, Washington, DC, “they help make the red, white and blue pop off the page, without detracting from or competing with the strong silhouette.”Latin Music Legends [Click to see 5 designs] — March 16, Forever Latin Music Legends PSA pane of 20 (5 designs) site TBD For these stamps, artist Rafael Lopez, of San Diego, Calif., painted semi-realistic portraits of each musical artist designed to evoke their personality, vitality, and even their sound.
is a Patriotic Quill and Inkwell definitive stamp—but with a 44¢ denomination instead of the Forever value that is being used for most 2011 new issues.