|/Stamps by countries/America/USA/2012|
|Flags of our Nation. Set 6 (10 stamps in set).|
||Stamp: State Flag of Wyoming|
Edition type: definitive stamp
Denomination: First-Class Forever
Date of issue: 2012 Aug. 16
Depiction: State Flag of Wyoming and Bighorn Sheep
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
Stamp issuing authority: United States Postal Service (USPS)
Printer: American Packaging Corp. for Sennett Security Products
||Forever stamps are always equal in value to the current First-Class Mail one-ounce rate (Forever priced at 45 cents on First Day of Issue).|
First day city was Sacramento, California 95813. Pictorial cancellation (ink - black) and digital color postmark were used.
||Flags are on stamps of the Coil at Forever value apiece:|
1) Texas; 2) Utah; 3) Vermont; 4) Virgin Islands; 5) Virginia; 6) Washington; 7) West Virginia; 8) Wisconsin; 9) Wyoming; 10) USA.
The State Flag of Wyoming was officially adopted on January, 31 1917.
Flag consists of a rectangular dark blue field with with white and red borders.
The width of the flag shall be seven-tenths (7/10) of its length; the outside border shall be in red, the width of which shall be one-twentieth (1/20) of the length of the flag;
next to the border shall be a stripe of white on the four sides of the field, which shall be in width one-fortieth (1/40) of the length of the flag.
In the center the flag contains a white silhouette of buffalo, the length of which shall be one-half (1/2) of the length of the blue field.
On the ribs of the buffalo is the Great Seal of the state of Wyoming in blue.
The bison represents the local fauna while the seal on it symbolizes the custom of branding livestock.
|Themes: bison (Bison bison), flags|
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