United States of America Postal Services 2006 Issue
Design by Ethel Kessler

Southern Florida Wetland

United States Postal Service has issued a new pane of ten stamps that have a postage value of 39 Cents each named "Southern Florida Wetland" on the 4th of October 2006. This is the eighth issuance in the Nature of America Series. The new pane is being issued to promote appreciation of the Florida Wetlands. The Wetlands are places where shallow water constantly saturates the soil. They can take the form of marshes, swamps, bogs, strands and riparian forests. More than 20 different kinds of plants and animals are depicted in this pane and a complete description of most is listed on the back of the pane and stamp. Listed below is a list of each. See if you can identify them in this pane.

  • Snail Kite Bird
  • West Indian Mahagoni Tree
  • Royal Palm
  • Wood Storks in Flight
  • Bald Eagle
  • Cowhorn Orchids
  • Large Pink Reseatte Spoonbill birds
  • White Ibis Bird
  • Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow
  • Florida Panther
  • Red Mangrove Trees
  • Giant White Pine Tree
  • Everglades Mink
  • Saw Grass
  • American Crocodile
  • American Alligator
  • Eastern Indigo Snake
  • Zebra Longwing Butterfly
  • Great Egret Bird
  • Holloween Pennant Dragonfly
  • Leafy Vinilla Orchid

"Southern Florida Wetland" pane can be purchased as a Pane of 10, or FDC. The size of the Vertical stamps is 1.225" x 1.56" and the size of the Horizontal stamps is 1.56" x 1.225. Pane size is 9.125" x 6.75". It will be printed by Avery Dennison, Clinton S.C. using the Gravure Printing process with type III self-adhesive paper. A quantity of 50 million stamps will be printed.

To order these stamps or to learn more go to http://www.usps.com/ Use the Universal currency conversion tool at www.xe.com/ucc/convert.cgi to convert currency.

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