It is less than a week since the issuing of the USPS Cactus Flowers 2019 Forever Stamp Booklets. On February 15 the USPS in Mesa, AZ was releasing them at the First Day of Issue Ceremony. Each booklet of the #CactusFlowers has 2 each of the 10 designs.
In addition, behind the scenes here at AnchoredScraps, there is a stationery item I was recently viewing for a future blog post of cactus! So seeing this stamp really is catching my eye.
USPS Cactus Flowers 2019 Forever Stamp Booklets #CactusFlowers
“… The ceremony was held in conjunction with the AmeriStamp Expo at the Mesa Convention Center, where DiPeri was joined by William J. Gicker, the Postal Service’s acting director of Stamp Services, and Ken Schultz, executive director of the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, AZ.
Each Cactus Flowers Forever stamp depicts the floral display of one of these ten cacti: Opuntia engelmannii, Rebutia minuscula, Echinocereus dasyacanthus, Echinocereus poselgeri, Echinocereus coccineus, Pelecyphora aselliformis, Parodia microsperma, Echinocactus horizonthalonius, Thelocactus heterochromus and Parodia scopa. Cacti also may have common names, with some varieties having several different names in popular use…
Cactus flowers generally occur singly, although many separate blossoms might appear on a plant at the same time. Flowering occurs at different times of the year and even different times of the day or night. Most cactus flowers are large and flamboyant, with colors of white, red, pink, orange or yellow…”
If your local Post Office does not have the USPS Cactus Flowers 2019 Forever Booklet Stamps yet, they are available online at this USPS stamp store cactus flowers link.
In conclusion, now to continue looking for the cactus stationery! Furthermore, not to give it away as the expression goes, stay tuned for them in a future post.
Join me tomorrow for my Friday blog post. We are heading into the final weekend of February and a week away from InCoWriMo 2019 wrapping up.
P.S. Today is Day 21 of InCoWriMo 2019!
#CactusFlowers Attribution & Thank you to the following referencing today
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