News Release, US Postal Service

The colorful se-tenant stamps — one scene across four stamps —celebrate the fun of America’s state and county fairs. The stamp on the far left shows farmers unloading produce behind a white fence. In the second stamp, a child holding a chicken sits atop the same fence, with carnival rides—a Ferris wheel and merry-go-round—in the background. Those rides can be seen in the third stamp, where some fairgoers admire the livestock behind the fence while others walk, balloons in hand, toward a sweets stand. The last stamp shows children at the stand buying treats from the vendor.

The art director was Greg Breeding. Mike Ryan designed the stamps with original art by Mick Wiggins.

The State and County Fairs stamps are being issued as Forever stamps and will always be equal in value to the current First-Class Mail 1-ounce price.

The stamps will be available for purchase on July 25. Pre-orders for the State and County Fairs stamps can be reserved through The Postal Store at usps.com/shop.

News of the stamps is being shared with the hashtags #StateFairsStamps,
#StateCountyFairsStamps, and #CountyFairsStamps. Also, a video of the stamps unveiling ceremony will be shown live on Facebook.com/usps

David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...