USPS Celebrates La Florida’s 500th anniversary with four floral forever stamps

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Four Elegant Forever Stamps Dedicated Today Mark the Occasion

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla., April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The U.S. Postal Service today commemorated the 500th anniversary of the naming of Florida with the issuance of a block of four colorful Forever stamps, titled “La Florida.” This bouquet of stamps evokes the beauty of the state’s lush flora. The stamp dedication ceremony was held at Flagler College in St. Augustine.

The 46-cent La Florida Forever stamps are produced in four designs. They are good for mailing 1-ounce First-Class letters anytime in the future regardless of price changes and are available for purchase at local Post Offices, online at usps.com/stamps or by calling 800-STAMP24 (800-782-6724).

“From the moment Ponce de Leon arrived on these shores, Florida has been a destination for dreamers,” said U.S. Postal Service Southern Area Operations Vice President Jo Ann Feindt in dedicating the stamps. “This state occupies a special place in the American imagination, and so these stamps give people another way to share the wonders of Florida.” Continue reading