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Beautiful Blooms

October 4, 2017
stamp art of rose

The United States Postal Service, Postmaster General’s Collection

25c Love concept stamp art

ISSUE: Love MEDIUM paper; gouache; pencil
ILLUSTRATOR: Richard Sheaff
ART DIRECTOR: Jack Williams
FIRST DAY OF ISSUE July 4, 1988

The rose is one of the most stunning flowers issued on U.S. postal stamps and is one of the most frequent flowers appearing on stamps worldwide. This design was not drawn to articulate a specific rose variety but instead was drawn to prominently display a recognizable rose image for the first time on a Love Stamp.  

The United States Postal Service, Postmaster General’s Collection

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