Friday, July 25, 2008

Tropical fruit now on U.S. stamps

The US Postal Service issued 27-cent Tropical fruit stamps in five designs. This is a 100-stamp coil of Tropical Fruit stamps.
The stamps went on sale nationwide April 25, 2008.
Illustrator Sergio Baradat of New York, New York, created art that visually slices or halves five tropical fruits, depicting them in mouth–watering, eye–catching colors:
- Pomegranate (Punica granatum).
- Star Fruit (Averrhoa carambola).
- Kiwi (Actinidia deliciosa).
- Papaya (Carica papaya).
- Guava (Psidium guajava).
When asked to describe the stamp art, Baradat commented simply, “Luscious.”