The year 2013 marks the 500th anniversary of the naming of Florida, and we’ll be celebrating the occasion with these four elegant floral stamps.
Each stamp features a cascade of blossoms from a particular variety of flower: red and pink hibiscus; yellow cannas; morning glories in white, red, and shades of purple; and white and purple passionflowers.
Artist Steve Buchanan, who drew each bloom in exquisite detail, wanted the stamps to evoke a tropical feel, with an abundance of flowers native to Florida. He chose flowers of different sizes and colors that had separate personalities but harmonized as a group, much like a garden.
The four La Florida stamps are being issued as Forever® stamps. Forever stamps are always equal in value to the current First-Class Mail one-ounce rate. A release date has not yet been set.