Mascot Makes Special Appearance at Stamp Ceremony

Arizona Diamondbacks mascot D. Baxter helped Mesa Postmaster Yolanda Stenson unveil the 1-cent Bobcat U.S. Postage Stamp.

Arizona Diamondbacks mascot D. Baxter helped Mesa Postmaster Yolanda Stenson unveil the 1-cent Bobcat U.S. Postage Stamp.

On Sat. 21, Arizona Diamondbacks mascot D. Baxter helped Mesa Postmaster Yolanda Stenson unveil the 1-cent Bobcat U.S. Postage Stamp during a brief First Day of Issue ceremony at the Arizona Federation of Stamp Clubs’ ARIPEX Stamp Show. The bobcat on the stamp bears a striking resemblance to the Diamondbacks mascot and D. Baxter gave his cheers of approval at the event.

First issued in 2012, the 1-cent Bobcat stamp, reissued Saturday, depicts the Bobcat or Lynx rufus, a proficient hunter that stalks its prey with patience and stealth. Bobcats are common throughout Arizona at all elevations, including in the outskirts of urban areas.

Stamp illustrator Nancy Stahl used photographs of bobcats as the basis for her highly-stylized design. Among the other stamps featuring her illustrations is 2011’s Save Vanishing Species semi-postal stamp and its portrait of an Amur tiger cub.

The new stamp is available nationwide at usps.com or by clicking here.

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3 Comments

  1. Anonymous

     /  February 27, 2015

    Nice stamp…but what’s the purpose of a 1-cent stamp ?

  2. grannybunny

     /  February 27, 2015

    When postage goes up 1 cent, like the present increase for the 2nd ounce of a First-Class letter, it allows people to use up their old stamps, by adding the 1-cent stamps to them.

  3. Stacy

     /  March 2, 2015

    Domestic postcard stamps are another example of something that could easily need an extra one cent.

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