Celebrating the symbols of our nation’s states and territories, the United States Postal Service (USPS) recently unveiled the second set of stamps in its three-year “Flags of Our Nation” stamp series. MACtac supplied the pressure-sensitive adhesive label materials for the 500 million stamps that will be printed for each set in the series.
This second issuance of 10 stamps features flags representing the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa and Kansas. Each stamp includes an image of the state or territory represented, as well as a detailed portrait of that area’s flag by artist Tom Engeman. Engeman’s past stamp designs include the National World War II Memorial stamp, released in 2004, and the Forever stamp, featuring the Liberty Bell, released in 2007.
“The fall season hosts several holidays for the celebration and observance of historical events that have shaped this nation, and the second set of the Flags of Our Nation stamp series is perfectly aligned with not only the timing of these events, but the spirit in which they are held,” said Allison Hazel, marketing manager, MACtac Printing Products. “Supplying the adhesive for this stamp series allows MACtac to aid in honoring the states and territories that make up our nation, and the events that unite us today.”
The multi-stamp series, issued twice a year over a three-year period, will include 60 stamps featuring the nation’s flag, as well as those representing the 50 states, five territories and the District of Columbia. In June of 2008, the first 10 stamps were released. These included depictions of the Stars and Stripes and flags representing Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, American Samoa, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, and Delaware.
The release process will continue through 2009 and 2010. The first 10 stamps in the “Flags of Our Nation” series are currently available online atwww.usps.com/shop, by phone at (800) STAMP-24 and at local post offices.
MACtac has been a qualified supplier for USPS stamps for more than five years, providing materials for a number of pressure-sensitive stamps, including “Star Wars,” “Forever,” the first issuance of “Flags of Our Nation,” and “Olympic Games.” For more information about MACtac Roll Label, call (800) 255-9733 or fax (330) 688-2194.