Thursday, September 23, 2010

Kansas Stamp revealed

Caption: More than 200 business leaders looked on as the design for the 2011 Kansas Statehood Stamp was unveiled by Gov. Mark Parkinson, First Lady Stacy Parkinson, and USPS Executive Director of Stamp Services David Failor at the Kansas State Fair.

Kansas Gov. Mark Parkinson with
USPS Director of Stamp Services, Dave Failor
Kansas Gov. Mark Parkinson gave Kansans their first look at the artwork for a new postage stamp to be issued next year in celebration of Kansas’ Sesquicentennial.

Parkinson joined Postal Service Executive Director of Stamp Services David Failor in unveiling the stamp design at the Hutchinson/Reno County Chamber of Commerce Membership Breakfast at the Kansas State Fair.

The Kansas Statehood Stamp features an old metal windmill in the foreground while five modern wind turbines stand in the background, signaling the forward-looking nature of the modern Kansas economy. A golden band suggests the undulating plains of western Kansas and implying statewide prosperity in agriculture, while a green band hints at the forests and hills of eastern Kansas.

“Kansas has a rich history from the last 150 years and is destined for an even brighter future,” said Gov. Parkinson. “I am pleased to help unveil this commemorative stamp which captures both our lasting traditions and our exciting potential as we celebrate the Kansas Sesquicentennial.”

“We expect this beautiful stamp to be extremely popular when it goes on sale in late January of next year,” said Failor. “Celebrating 150 years of Kansas history is an excellent addition to our program.”

According to the Kansas State Historical Society, as many as 50 companies are known to have manufactured windmills in Kansas between 1880 and the mid-1950s. The role of the development of the state was vital; They pumped water from underground for the benefit of railroads, farmers, ranchers, and residents of small towns.

The Kansas Statehood Stamp will officially debut at an event in late-January at the State Capitol in Topeka.


Anonymous said...

As we just touched on this the other day.One would think that we could have used the money spent on this in a better way.
I would be curious to see just how much money was paid for to do this.

Anonymous said...

Where the heck is the sunflower? Just doesnt look like KS without a sunflower on it.