Sunday, April 27, 2008

Tropical Fruit Stamps

The new 27-cent Tropical Fruit definitive stamps were dedicated this weekend at the 2008 WESTPEX Stamp Show in Burlingame, CA outside San Francisco.

The stamps were illustrated by Sergio Baradat of Miami Beach, FL, who described them as “luscious.“ Baradat’s first project for the Postal Service was the Mambo stamp in the Let’s Dance/Bailemos issuance in 2005.

The five tropical fruits are: guava, kiwi, papaya, pomegranate and star fruit.

The WESTPEX Exhibition will include more than 5000 pages in 322 frames of worldwide stamps, postal history and postal stationery. Guest societies include COPAPHIL, the Colombia/Panama Philatelic Study Group, the British Caribbean Philatelic Study Group and the Ethiopian Philatelic Society along with meetings of numerous other societies, clubs and study groups.

For more on the stamps, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM