Thursday, December 29, 2011

New Stamps Feature American Raptors

On January 20, 2012, the U.S. Postal Service will release some beautiful new stamps featuring five magnificent American birds of prey, painted by Robert Giusti:

From left to right: Northern Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis), Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus), Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos), Osprey (Pandion haliaetus), and Northern Harrier (Circus cyaneus).

Very fine.

Too bad they’re not for standard first-class one-ounce mail, though; I’d buy a hundred. Who uses 85 cent stamps (for three-ounce items) on a regular basis?

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