"Let's go sailing!" The U.S. Postal Service celebrates a favvorite outdoor activity with two colorful postcard stamps.
Illustrator Libby Vander Ploeg grew up in Grand Haven, MI, a littile harbor town on Lake Michigan, so sailboats were always dotting her views as a kid. With these memories in mind, she created two colorful, abstract images that capture the essence of sailing, one of America's favorite pastimes.
A sailing adventure is one of the true joys of the summer months. Breezes ruffle your hair as your boat glides through the waves the smells of sea spray and sunscreen linger on your skin.You feel a joyful sensation as the wind tugs the boat towaard the horizon Sailing offers a fun way to spend time with family and friends ina peaceful place. So, find a boat, pack a picnic, choose your destination, and set sail toward the next harboor! Antonio Alcalá art directed the project.
Sailboats will be issued in a pane of 20 and a coil format.The word "POSTCARD" on the stamps indicates their usage value. Like Forever@ stamps, these stamps will always be valid for the rate printed on them.