Jaydee Ager, Georgia

more info about USPS daffodil stamp

February 21, 2010

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Friends, I was mailing something for ADS at a very tiny USPO, in the very rural community where my son attends school.  On the counter was a copy of the current USPS’ USA Philatelic.  The Postmaster was glad to give me the magazine/catalog.  The daffodil stamp is on the cover.  Inside there was further info and encouragement to visit a special USPS website, www.beyondtheperf.com.  For those that want to know more about the stamp, the artist (he grew the tazetta himself, and I guess it to be what we most often call Chinese Sacred Lily), and his work, see:  http://www.beyondtheperf.com/content/maks-process.  Close ups of his work reveal he even portrayed the yellow “staining” into the perianth, that you sometimes see with tazettas.  Several of you have asked me about the item number for the limited edition notecard set.  It is #574366 and the price is $14.95.  I, too, had a very hard time finding this to order it on the USPS website, finally finding it in a press release from the first day of issue.  Perhaps they have it listed by now.  I see in this catalog that you can also phone in orders to 1-800-782-6724.  I thought I would pass on all this info for those that are interested.  We see so few daffodil stamps, it is easy to get excited about.  And the “illustrator” artistic style employed by the artist, with such saturated rich colors, makes for a very appealing stamp as well. 


Jaydee Atkins Ager

Executive Director

American Daffodil Society, Inc.

www.daffodilusa.org  www.daffodilusastore.org  www.daffseek.org

PO Box 522

Hawkinsville, GA  31036  USA


One response to “more info about USPS daffodil stamp”

  1. Mary Lou Gripshover, Ohio Mary Lou Gripshover says:

    You can also go to http://www.usps.com, then click on Buy Stamps & Shop, and then you’ll see “Celebrate Lunar New Year:  Year of the Tiger.”  Click on Shop our Collection and you’ll find stamps, notecards, first day covers and lots of other collectibles.
    Mary Lou