Saturday, February 18, 2012

Arizona Statehood Stamp

On February 14th the USPS issued the Arizona Statehood stamp. This stamp commemorates the 100th anniversary of becoming a state.
The "Grand Canyon" state is still home to 21 different Native American tribes. (Which is a lot more than I expected.) I love the stamps design, its colors are very pleasing to the eye!

"Phoenix native Ed Mell worked with art director Richard Sheaff on the stamp design. This is the first stamp for Mell, who is well known for his distinctive modernist renderings of the Southwest desert landscape." - Beyond the Perf

In 1964, the USPS commemorated the 50th anniversary with this stamp. It is lovely too and very typical of the stamps for the period of time.

Which stamp do you prefer?


  1. I like the second one. I found Richard Sheaff's amazing ephemera collection online recently when I was looking for old ephemera images fro India. He has an amazing collection. I even put a few to Pinterest with his permission.
    xoxo Kim in Arizona

  2. I like the 4 cent version better because of the red lettering.