Celebrating Fruits and Vegetables

| July 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

Celebrating Fruits and Vegetables. U.S. Postal Service’s New Stamps Savor the Flavor of America’s Produce.

WHAT:

The U.S. Postal Service captures the classic beauty of still-life paintings with the release of stamps featuring 10 different images of fruits and vegetables. Each stamp features a different arrangement: red and black plums, heirloom and cherry tomatoes, carrots, lemons, blueberries, red and green grapes, lettuces, strawberries, eggplants and figs.

News about the stamp is being shared with the hashtags #FruitsandVegetablesStamps #ProduceStamps

Celebrating Fruits and Vegetables

Celebrating Fruits and Vegetables

WHO:

Isaac Cronkhite, USPS chief human resources officer and executive vice president

Nichole Greene-Jenkins, executive director of Capitol Market in Charleston, WV.

The historic farmers’ market and retail establishment is built on the site of a railroad depot dating back to the late 1800’s.

WHEN:

Friday, July 17, at 11 a.m. EDT

WHERE:

The virtual stamp event utilizing the historic Capitol Market as backdrop will be posted on the Postal Service’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

BACKGROUND:

Inspired by the artistic traditions of Renaissance Europe, artist Robert Papp used real fruits and vegetables as models. After sketching his subjects, he transferred the drawings to canvas mounted on hardboard and created 10 stunning oil images of fruits and vegetables.

Postal Service Art Director Derry Noyes used those images to design 10 stamps, which are being issued as First-Class Mail Forever stamps.

POSTAL PRODUCTS:

Customers may purchase stamps and other philatelic products through The Postal Store at usps.com/shopstamps, by calling 800-STAMP24 (800-782-6724), by mail through USA Philatelic, or at Post Office locations nationwide.

The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.

Celebrating Fruits and Vegetables

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