Thursday, December 29, 2011

New Stamps Feature American Raptors

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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?

More info: http://beyondtheperf.com/2012-preview/#stamp-birds-of-prey

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