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Kansas Stamp

Kansas StampThe Kansas stamp was issued by the U.S. Postal Service on January 27, 2011, in conjunction with the 150th anniversary of Kansas Statehood. The public joined Kansas Governor Sam Brownback for the dedication event at the Kansas Historical Society in Topeka, along with U.S. Postal Service Chief Operating Officer Megan J. Brennan, U.S. Postal Service Historian Megaera Ausman, Acting U.S. Postal Service Central Plains District Manager Rick J. Pivovar, and Topeka Postmaster B. Steven Pinkerton.

A large replica of the stamp first unveiled showing the colorful stamp. Stamps and collectible first day of issues postmark were made available there at a temporary post office. The Kansas Statehood Stamp features an old metal windmill in the foreground with five modern wind turbines in the background. The stamp incorporates a look back and a look forward to the modern Kansas economy. The golden band acknowledges the undulating plains of western Kansas and its role in statewide prosperity in agriculture. The green band hints at the forests and hills of eastern Kansas.

The Kansas Statehood Stamp is a Forever Stamp, which means it will always be good for one-ounce First Class postage regardless of future price changes. The price of a Forever Stamp, at the time of the Kansas stamp issue, was 44-cents. Previous Kansas stamps were issued in 1961 at the time of the centennial celebration.

Entry: Kansas Stamp

Author: Kansas Historical Society

Author information: The Kansas Historical Society is a state agency charged with actively safeguarding and sharing the state's history.

Date Created: January 2015

Date Modified: September 2015

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