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Each fall,millions of gardeners bury bulbs in the earth, eagerly anticipating the rewards that springtime will bring. Months later, thick green leaves poke through the soil, soon revealing their payload: tulip blossoms in spectacular variety from prim too stentatious. These new stamps from the U.S. Postal Service feature closeup views of 10 different tulips in a rainbow of colors.

 

A member of the lily family (Lilliaceae), the tulip(genus Tulipa) originated as a wildflower in Central Asia. There, despite the dry, rocky environment, these tulip ancestors were able to survive because they could draw nourishment from the bulb. Over time, traders carried them west along the Silk Route to Persia, where cultivation of them is thought to have begun in the 10th century. By the 16th century,tulips were all the rage in Constantinople, the capital of the Ottoman Empire (now Istanbul,Turkey). The name “tulip,” in fact, derives from a Turkish version of the Persian word for “turban,” an allusion to the flower's shape.



Dutch immigrants brought tulip bulbs to America, perhaps as early as the 1600s. The flower has become a dazzling part of the landscape here, and we now import more than one billion bulbs per year. Tulips can be grown in most of the country, outside of the Deep South,and gardeners can choose among almost endless varieties.



Art director Greg Breeding designed the stamps with existing photographs by Denise Ippolito. 

These Forever®stamps will always be equal in value to the current First-Class MailR one-ounce rate.

Made in the USA.


Product Specs:

Issue: Tulip Blossoms Stamps
Item Number: 684200
Denomination & Type of Issue: First-Class Mail Forever
Format: Double-sided Booklet of 20 (10 designs)
Series: N/A
Issue Date & City: April 5, 2023, Woodburn, OR 97071
Designer: Greg Breeding, Charlottesville, VA
Art Director: Greg Breeding, Charlottesville, VA
Existing Photos: Denise Ippolito
Modeler: Sandra Lane / Michelle Finn
Manufacturing Process: Offset
Printer: Banknote Corporation of America
Press Type: Alprinta 74
Stamps per Booklet: 20
Print Quantity: 500,000,000 stamps
Paper Type: Phosphor Tagged Paper, Block
Adhesive Type: Pressure-sensitive
Colors: Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black
Stamp Orientation: Vertical
Image Area (w x h): 0.77 x 1.05 in / 19.558 x 26.67 mm



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Shipping Method: USPS First Class Mail.

Handling time: 3 business days.

Delivery time: 3-5 business days.

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