This undated handout image provided by the U.S. Postal Service shows ten 42-cent postage stamps featuring the U.S. and state flags that go on sale Saturday, June 14, 2008, on the annual observance of flag day. The first set salutes the U.S. flag and the flags of: Alabama, Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Arkansas and California. (AP Photo/USPS) 



New U.S. postage stamps feature flags


WASHINGTON (AP) — Ten new postage stamps featuring the U.S. and state flags go on sale Saturday — on the annual observance of flag day.

The stamps are the first of a series of 60 stamps to be issued over three years featuring the flags of the states, District of Columbia and territories as well as the stars and stripes.

First-day-of-issue ceremonies for the 42-cent stamps will be held at the National Postal Museum in Washington, and special events are also scheduled in the capitals of several states.

The first set of stamps will salute the U.S. flag and the flags of Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, American Samoa, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut and Delaware.

The second set of 10 flags will be issued in September. 


-- The Associated Press (June 12, 2008)






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