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Cactus Flowers Forever stamps: USPS unveils new collection of postage

Posted at 5:21 AM, Feb 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-15 07:32:53-05

PHOENIX — You will be able to have 20 gorgeous cactus flowers in the palm of your hand starting on Friday.

The United States Postal Service is unveiling the Cactus Flowers Forever stamps on February 15, honoring the unexpected beauty around us.

According to a news release, art director Ethel Kessler designed the stamps with existing photographs taken by John P. Schaefer, a co-founder, along with Ansel Adams of the Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona.

A special dedication ceremony will be held at the AmeriStamp Expo Mesa Convention Center at 11 a.m. Friday. The event is open to the public and free to attend.

The special Forever stamps are available in 20-stamp booklets for $11 online, by calling 800-782-6724 or at Post Office locations.