Vintage Seed Packets Giveaway: Aster

Earlier this month the U.S. Postal Service continued its tradition of issuing beautiful flower stamps with the release of Vintage Seed Packets. These ten stamps feature photographs of antique seed packets (printed between 1910 and 1920), cropped to highlight their beautiful floral detail.

We really love these stamps, and to spread the joy we’ve decided to give away eight actual vintage seed packets. We’ve already given away one, but there are still seven more chances for you to win. Today’s prize is an aster seed packet.

DSC03543The front of the seed packet depicts three aster blooms: one white, one pink, and one blue. The back of the packet describes the aster in more detail:

The aster is considered the queen of all fall flowers. For beauty and variety of form and color it is unrivalled, and of all flowers is best adapted to win the admiration of all lovers of floral beauty.

To win the packet, all you have to do is answer one question: The aster is the birth flower for which month?

First Day Cover

Each envelope in this set of ten First Day Covers bears an affixed Vintage Seed Packets stamp and an official First Day of Issue postmark. Click the image for details.

Email your answer, along with your name and address, to uspsstamps [at] gmail [dot] com. One winner will be selected at random. The deadline for entries is 11:59 p.m. EDT, Friday, May 3. (NOTE: The aster seed packet is empty; no seeds are included.)

If you don’t win this time, you still have six more chances to win. Check back next week for another seed packet giveaway.

The Vintage Seed Packets stamps are Forever® stamps. (Forever stamps are always equal in value to the current First-Class Mail® one-ounce rate.) Find them in your neighborhood Post Office, or order them online today.

Congratulations to Leslie Bryant, the lucky winner of the vintage aster seed packet. Check back later this week for another chance to win.

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The Postal Service™ is proud of its role in portraying the American experience to a world audience through the issuance of postage stamps and postal stationery. Each year the Postal Service issues commemorative stamps reflecting subjects of national significance and appeal. More than 160 years of stamp development has yielded an incredible archive of imagery and commentary reflecting American culture and society. Even in this fast-changing world, stamps are still a versatile and convenient method of postage. And stamp collecting is a lifetime hobby that is fun and educational for all ages. Stamp collecting is easy to start without a big investment. It is also a great way to learn about the world and its many wonders, opening the door to an exciting universe of history, science, geography, the arts, technology, and sports. Our mission is to provide universal service that is prompt, reliable, efficient, affordable, and self-sustaining. Throughout its history the Postal Service has grown with the nation, binding it together by ensuring that everyone, everywhere, has the same ability to communicate regardless of technological change.

One thought on “Vintage Seed Packets Giveaway: Aster

  1. September birth flower is Aster

    Thank you Cynthia H.Busch PO Box 81 Kent, Ohio 44240

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