Sunday, August 19, 2012

Greetings from America, USA

well, today's theme at Viridian's is anything you wish, so I just had to show(read: brag!) this amazing birthday cover that arrived in my mailbox some days ago...ok...it actually didnt arrive in my mailbox since it was too big to fit in, so my dear postman had to hand it in to me :)
This must be one of the most amazing covers I have ever received...all covered with ONE set of stamps! And yeah, it definitely wins the cover with most stamps received contest :)



this set of 50 stamps was issued on April 4 2002 (reissued October 25, 2002), and was the first time a U.S. postage stamp was issued on the same day in every state.
The Greetings from America stamps are reminiscent of the large-letter greetings postcards that vacationing tourists of the 1930s and 1940s sent back home. In addition to the state name, each stamp contains images identified with that state.

Text on the back of each stamp lists the state's bird, flower, tree, and capital, as well as the date the state entered the Union.

It is gonna be way too much to go into details about each and every stamp, so I'll just let you enjoy it visually :)

Thanks a million to dear Bryon for such a thrill! and for actually putting down the effort to stick and line each of these 50 stamps in an alphabetical order!

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12 comments:

  1. By far one of the best covers any one could receive. You are so lucky. Could I also get in touch with Bryon?

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  2. How cool is that? I can't believe I haven't seen these stamps before...But I have ssen some of the postcards, though not received (yet) :)

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  3. Oh my word, what an amazing collection!!

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  4. Fantastic cover and what a lovely surprise that must have been!

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  5. Just wonderful! Thanks for participating.

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  6. Wow! Wow is a word I usually avoid, but - Wow! All 50 States, that is some cover.

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  7. That is just amazing! A wonderfully thoughtful birthday present.

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  10. Amazing. Ana is a very good swaper.

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