The four stamps in the "La Florida" series contain a cascade of blossoms that evoke the feeling of a tropical garden.
March 29, 2013
The United States Postal Service will unveil the “La Florida” commemorative stamps to commemorate 500 years of Florida at Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College on April 3.
The event is open to the public and will be presided over by Secretary of State Ken Detzner with Sen. Bill Nelson also in attendance.
The four stamps in the series contain a cascade of blossoms that evoke the feeling of a tropical garden. Each stamp shows a particular variety of flower: red and pink hibiscus; yellow cannas; morning glories in white, red, and shades of purple; and white and purple passionflowers. Art director Ethel Kessler designed the La Florida stamp issuance, with floral art by Steve Buchanan.
The postage stamp unveiling will occur at 12:30 p.m. with doors opening at 11:45 a.m. Guests will have the opportunity to purchase first day of issue “La Florida” stamps after the ceremony in the auditorium lobby.
For more information, contact Laura Stevenson Dumas, director of college relations, at 904-819-6205.