MONdays with Ella – Floral Mail Stamps

Vintage Seed Packet covers make on USPS stamps. I know, there are no seeds and no seed packets (I am as silly as to believe that these were actually seed packets to purchase at the USPS shop), but they are really really pretty. And I think that we should all take on moment and write a letter only for the sake of using these pretty stamps. Also great for your wedding correspondence.

“These self-adhesive stamps are being issued in double-sided booklets of 20.

Flowers are among the most popular subjects on stamps, and the U.S. Postal Service continues its tradition of beautiful issuances with Vintage Seed Packets (Forever®).

From hand-tinted lithographs in the early 1800s to modern photography, images of floral perfection have adorned the covers of flower seed packets for more than a hundred years. The stamp art features ten photographs of antique seed packets (printed between 1910 to 1920), cropped to highlight their beautiful floral detail.

Each of the ten stamps depicts the colorful blossoms of one kind of flower-cosmos, digitalis, pinks, primrose, calendula, aster, linum, alyssum, phlox, and zinnia. Above each illustration is the name of the flower in bold capital letters.

Art director Antonio Alcalé designed the stamp booklet.

The Vintage Seed Packets stamps are being issued as Forever® stamps in double-sided booklets of 20. Forever stamps are always equal in value to the current First-Class Mail one-ounce rate.”

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