Sunday, April 01, 2007

New Florida panther stamp announced

By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID
The Associated Press
Thursday, March 29, 2007; 1:44 PM

WASHINGTON -- Blooming flowers, Air Force One, wildlife, landscapes and famous women will grace new postage stamps this year as the price of mailing a letter goes up.

The U.S. Postal Service announced the stamps Thursday to cover the new rates that take effect May 14, including a 2-cent rise in first-class mail to 41 cents.

The new stamps are what the agency used to call definitives, meaning they will be the standard stamp for that price. The post office also issues commemorative stamps which remain in circulation for limited periods of time....

Other new stamps announced Thursday were:

_ Florida Panther, 26 cents (post card rate) on sale May 12, illustrates a Florida panther, also known as a Puma concolor coryi.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/ 2007/03/29/AR2007032901179.html

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