On August 16, the U.S. Postal Service completes its Flags of Our Nation series with the issuance of the last set of ten stamp designs. The stamps in Set 6 feature the flags of Texas, Utah, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, and the Stars and Stripes. In all, sixty stamps were issued in six separate sets of ten designs.
The sixty stamps in the Flags of Our Nation series include four depicting the Stars and Stripes, fifty 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.
In addition to the flag art, each stamp design includes artwork that provides a “snapshot view” of the state or other area represented by that flag, many of which feature rare wildlife and scenic landscapes.
The sixth and final set in the series will be issued on August 16 at the American Philatelic Society’s StampShow in Sacramento, California. The Forever® stamps are now available for pre-order online at the Postal Store.