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USPS Celebrates the Symmetrical Beauty of Flowers

February 23, 2023
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What:

The U.S. Postal Service will issue a high-denomination stamp celebrating the mathematical symmetry of flowers.

The first day-of-issue event for the Floral Geometry stamp is free and open to the public.

Who:

Lisa Baldwin
Postmaster of San Diego
United States Postal Service

John Hotchner
Past President American Philatelic Society

When:

February 24, 2023, 11 a.m.

Where:

Mission Valley Hilton
Hillcrest Ballroom
901 Camino del Rio S, San Diego, CA 92108

RSVP:

Dedication ceremony attendees are encouraged to rsvp at: SanDiegoCRC@usps.gov

Background:

The U.S. Postal Service will issue a high-denomination stamp celebrating the mathematical symmetry of flowers.

The new $10 Floral Geometry stamp complements similar $2 and $5 stamps issued in 2022. These stamps lend a contemporary appearance to packages, large envelopes and other mailings.

The Floral Geometry stamps began as an exploration of the patterns found in nature, specifically the symmetry of flowers.

The designs feature a series of overlapping geometric shapes — circles, ovals and triangles — that reflect the symmetry of floral patterns. As the stamp denominations rise from $2 to $5 to $10, the designs become more complex.

The watercolor backgrounds were painted by hand and scanned. The background for the $10 stamp is red; white geometric lines and typography were added digitally. A foil treatment adds a stylish glimmer.

The stamps were designed and created by the firm Spaeth Hill. Antonio Alcalá was the art director.

The $10 Floral Geometry stamp will be issued in panes of four.

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