Postal Stamps Inspired By Vintage Seed Packets [Pics]
The U.S. Postal Service issued a series of Commemorative Forever Stamps earlier this spring based on seed packets from a century ago.
The U.S. Postal Service celebrated spring with a set of stamps that take a new look at a classic subject. They issued a series of Commemorative Forever stamps last month based on Vintage Seed Packets.
These First-Class stamps are based on photographs of seed packets from a century ago. They were created using chromolithography, which allows for inexpensive multi-color prints, and feature illustrations that were originally on the front of flower seed packets printed between 1910 and 1920.
The ten stamps depict blossoms of different varieties of flower: cosmos, digitalis, primrose, calendula, aster, pinks (dianthus), linum, alyssum, phlox, and zinnia.