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Flags of our Nation. Set 2 (10 stamps in set).
 
Stamp: State Flag of Kansas
Edition type: definitive stamp
Denomination: 42 (c)
Date of issue: 2008 Sep. 2
Depiction: State Flag of Kansas on a background of a typical landscape
Colour: multicolored
Paper: Prephosphored, Type I
Designer: Howard E. Paine
Artist: Tom Engeman
Perforation: serpentine die cut 11,25 vertical
Printing process: photogravure
Gum type: self-adhesive
Image area (mm): 40,39*20,57
Size of a stamp (mm): 44,20*24,38
Stamps per Coil: 50 (5 sets-series at 10) stamps
Printing run: 50 000 000
Stamp issuing authority: United States Postal Service (USPS)
Printer: American Packaging Corp. for Sennett Security Products
  First day city was Washington, District of Columbia 20066. Pictorial Cancellation (ink - black) and Digital Color Postmark were used. Standard cancellation of First Day was used too.
 
 
  Flags are on stamps of the Coil at 42 cents apiece:
1) District of Columbia; 2) Florida; 3) Georgia; 4) Guam; 5) Hawaii; 6) Idaho; 7) Illinois; 8) Indiana; 9) Iowa; 10) Kansas.

The flag of Kansas was designed in 1925. Officially adopted by the Kansas State Legislature in 1927 and modified in 1961 to add the name of the state at the bottom of the flag. The official flag of Kansas is represented by a dark-blue silk rectangle arranged horizontally with the state seal aligned in the center. Above the seal is a sunflower which sits above a bar of gold and light blue. Below the seal is printed the name of the state "KANSAS".
The seal contains state motto on Latin "Ad Astra per Aspera" ("To the Stars through Difficulties") and a landscape that includes a rising sun, representing the east. A river and steamboat, signifying commerce. In the foreground, a settler's cabin and a man plowing a field represent agriculture. A wagon train heads west (depicting American expansion) and Indians hunting American Bison (the buffalo are fleeing from the Indians). Around the top of the seal is a cluster of 34 stars which symbolizes Kansas’ role as the 34th state of the American Union.

Themes: bison (Bison bison), flags
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