— April 7, 29¢ Herbs pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) panes of 20 stamps and PSA coils of 100, New York, NY 10199.
The Herbs set of five different designs will be issued April 7 at the ASDA’s Spring Show in New York City, in anticipation of the new 29¢ postcard rate that goes into effect April 17. Artist Teresa Fasolino, New York, New York, created original oil paintings that were incorporated into Phil Jordan’s stamp design. Each stamp depicts a particular species in bloom, as well as a typical leaf and flower or seed capsule. As people around the world move away from chemicals, herbs that were used for centuries—many since prehistoric times—have now come back into fashion. These often-common plants have become increasingly recognized for their usefulness as fragrances, flavoring, medicines, decorations, pest control and for spiritual purposes.
The species shown are Origanum vulgare (oregano), Linum perenne (flax), Digitalis purpurea (foxglove), Lavandula angustifolia (lavender), and Salvia officinalis (sage). Only the common names appear on the stamps.
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