Don’t forget! The last set of Flags of Our Nation stamps will be issued August 16 at the APS StampShow in Sacramento, California. For the rest of this month, we’ll be taking a closer look at each of the stamps in the set. We started with Texas and Wyoming. Today: Washington.
The only state named for a President, Washington (also known as “The Evergreen State”) was proclaimed the 42nd state in the Union by President Benjamin Harrison on November 11, 1889. The state flag features President George Washington at the center of its dark green field. Snapshot art evokes the beauty of the state’s evergreen forests.
Check back next week for an exclusive interview with stamp artist Tom Engeman, who told us that the Washington stamp was one of his favorites in the Flags of Our Nation series.