Pears

Additional Postage 10¢

SKU: 111504

Issue Date: 3/23/2017


In 2017, the U.S. Postal Service® issues Pears, a new ten-cent definitive stamp in sheets of 20, and blocks of 10 and 4.

Sheet of 20 $2.00
Block of 10 $1.00
Block of 4 $0.40

Originally issued in 2016 in a coil format, the U.S. Postal Service® issues Pears a new ten-cent definitive stamp featuring an illustration of two brilliantly red pears in sheets of 20.

Pears (genus Pyrus) are one of the world’s oldest cultivated fruits. They grow on medium-sized, long-lived, flowering trees that generally produce fruit in their fourth to sixth year of growth. Thousands of varieties—in hues of green, yellow, red, and brown—are grown throughout the world.

Pear trees, like apple trees, can surprise their growers with “sport” branches (also referred to as spontaneous mutations) that bear fruit differing in appearance from the anticipated produce. Thus, a tree producing green pears may spontaneously sport a branch of red pears. Other red pears are the result of hybridizing, or crossbreeding two different varieties.

Pears are among the most popular fruits in the world, and for good reason. These low-calorie treats provide a good source of fiber, potassium, and vitamin C. Great snacks eaten fresh out of hand, and perhaps over a sink so the juice drips there, pears can be poached, baked, sliced into salads, and star on a cheese plate.

Art director Derry Noyes designed this stamp with an existing illustration by John Burgoyne.

Blocks of stamps: Requests for more than 5 blocks per item may not be pre-packaged, and may be converted to full sheets or rolls. Custom orders for more than 5 pre-packaged blocks may be requested by calling 1 800 STAMP-24 (1 800 782-6724): Custom order fees will apply.

Made in the USA.

SKUs featured on this page: 111504, 111503, 111502

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