Saturday, November 19, 2011

Greetings From America Stamps - 50 State Postcards

The front and back of a postcard from the 50 State Postcards set is shown above. This card illustrates the 37¢ Minnesota stamp. The Greetings from America stamps were issued in a 34¢ denomination on a pane of fifty individual designs on April 4, 2002. On June 30, 2002 first class postage increased from 34¢ to 37¢. The fifty stamps were reissued in a 37¢ denomination on October 25, 2002.

The stamps were inspired by "large letter" postcards that depicted local scenes inside big letters that spelled out the name of the place or attractions during the 1930s and 1940s. 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. The postcard backs feature the 1982 State Bird and Flower Issue in addition to the state capital, statehood date, and state tree.

Shown below are the front and back of the box holding the postcard set.

The video below is a slideshow of all fifty designs. You can get a really good view if you watch the video in full screen mode.

I am participating in Sunday Stamps at Viridian's Postcard Blog


  1. Hello Postcardy! When I woke up this AM I had visions of you checking my blog every half-hour, wondering where the Sunday stamps post was. Sorry! Hopefully we still get people participating.

  2. A great way to show the State Stamps. I didn't realise that they existed for each State. What year were they issued and are they still available?

  3. They make great stamps and cards. I've noticed quite a few people collecting the "big name" postcards. I have a few myself but I can't allow myself a new collection set.

  4. I think the postcards were issued the same year as the stamps--2002. I didn't want them when they first came out, but I recently found a set on eBay.

  5. This was so cool! I loved the slideshow. I sat there waiting for my state, wondering how it would by seen from others and was surprised to see WINDSURFERS??? Lol.

    Have you thought about putting together a link list of all your slideshows on your sidebar? It would be neat to have them all in one spot.

    Thank you so much for stopping by to visit yesterday.

    Kathy M.

  6. If you want to see all the videos I have posted on my blog, click the video label or tag.

    If you want to see the videos I have made myself, click the "Postcardy Videos" button on the sidebar.

  7. These are really neat. I do wonder about a post office that issues commemorative stamps and then weeks later increases the cost of the stamp!

  8. It's a very nice set, with many cultural tidbits embedded, for further discovery...


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