A Series Coming to an End

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 online at the Postal Store.

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The Postal Service™ is proud of its role in portraying the American experience to a world audience through the issuance of postage stamps and postal stationery. Each year the Postal Service issues commemorative stamps reflecting subjects of national significance and appeal. More than 160 years of stamp development has yielded an incredible archive of imagery and commentary reflecting American culture and society. Even in this fast-changing world, stamps are still a versatile and convenient method of postage. And stamp collecting is a lifetime hobby that is fun and educational for all ages. Stamp collecting is easy to start without a big investment. It is also a great way to learn about the world and its many wonders, opening the door to an exciting universe of history, science, geography, the arts, technology, and sports. Our mission is to provide universal service that is prompt, reliable, efficient, affordable, and self-sustaining. Throughout its history the Postal Service has grown with the nation, binding it together by ensuring that everyone, everywhere, has the same ability to communicate regardless of technological change.

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