Flowers From the Garden

Flowers From the Garden

Forever 55¢ | Multiple Stamp Designs

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Issue Date: 8/16/2017

The U.S. Postal Service® celebrates the beauty of flowers from American gardens. The four stamps feature still-life paintings of bountiful floral bouquets.

The paintings were inspired by floral still lifes created by Dutch and Flemish artists of the 17th and 18th centuries.

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  • The U.S. Postal Service® celebrates the beauty of flowers from American gardens. The four stamps feature still-life paintings of bountiful floral bouquets.

    The paintings were inspired by floral still lifes created by Dutch and Flemish artists of the 17th and 18th centuries. Each stamp features one of four different paintings of flowers gathered from the garden and artfully arranged in a container. One stamp features red camellias and yellow forsythia in a yellow pitcher, while on another there are white peonies and pink tree peonies in a clear vase. An arrangement of white hydrangeas, white and pink roses, green hypericum berries, and purple lisianthus in a white vase graces another stamp, while blue hydrangeas in a blue pot appear on another.

    The floral paintings of the Dutch and Flemish artists featured exuberant, massed arrangements, which gave the impression of wild abandon and impromptu creativity. However, the arrangements were in reality carefully thought out and many times purely imaginary—and frequently botanically impossible. Though they looked as if they had just been plucked from the garden, the bouquets might include flowers that did not bloom during the same season or sometimes even grow in the same country.

    Art director Derry Noyes designed the stamps with existing art by Elizabeth Brandon.

    Flowers from the Garden is being issued as a First-Class Mail® Forever® booklet of 20 stamps. These Forever® stamps will always be equal in value to the current First-Class Mail one-ounce price.

    Made in the USA.

    SKUs featured on this page: 760104, 755004

  • Issue:Flowers From the Garden Stamps
    Item Number:760100
    Denomination & Type of Issue:First-Class Mail, Forever
    Format:Coil of 10,000 (4 designs)
    Series:N/A
    Issue Date & City:August 16, 2017, Sioux Falls, SD 57104
    Art Director:Derry Noyes, Washington, DC
    Designer:Derry Noyes, Washington, DC
    Typographer:Derry Noyes, Washington, DC
    Existing Art:Elizabeth Brandon
    Modeler:Sandra Lane/Michelle Finn
    Manufacturing Process:Offset, Microprint
    Printer:Banknote Corporation of America
    Printed at:Browns Summit, NC
    Press Type:Alprinta 74
    Stamps per Coil:10000
    Print Quantity:100,000,000 stamps
    Paper Type:Phosphor Tagged Paper, Overall
    Adhesive Type:Pressure-sensitive
    Processed at:Banknote Corporation of America, Browns Summit, NC
    Colors:Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black
    Stamp Orientation:Vertical
    Image Area (w x h):0.73 x 0.84 in./18.54 x 21.34 mm
    Stamp Size (w x h):0.87 x 0.98 in./22.10 x 24.89 mm
    Plate Size:560 stamps per revolution
    Plate Numbers:“B” followed by four (4) single digits
    Coil Number Frequency:Plate numbers every 28th stamp below stamp image

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