Summer Harvest at the State Fair

Summer harvest

Every summer, some of America’s favorite foods are in season. The Postal Service celebrates a few of those favorites in the Summer Harvest stamp collection which including corn, tomatoes, cantaloupes, and watermelons. Vintage produce advertising, including 19th and early 20th century crate labels, seed packets, and catalogs, inspired these stamp designs. Though not all produce was shipped in wooden crates, the stamp art is especially reminiscent of vintage crate labels.

To celebrate the release of the Summer Harvest stamp series, USPS Western Area Vice President Drew Aliperto was on hand at the California State Fair this past Saturday to showcase the new designs.

“Today, the United States Postal Service is proud to showcase our Summer Harvest stamps, which will live on as treasures of Americana,” said Aliperto. “As we celebrate all of summer’s events, remember the Summer Harvest stamps, as they will add a little extra on everything you mail.”

Joining Aliperto to dedicate the new stamps were California State Fair Chief Executive Officer Rick Pickering, California State Railroad Museum Director Paul Hammond, California Department of Food and Agriculture Secretary Karen Ross, and Slow Food Sacramento Youth and School Projects Chef Brenda Ruiz.

The stamp set is now available for purchase at usps.com/stamps, the Postal Store, at 800-STAMP24 (800-782-6724) and at Post Offices nationwide or visit ebay.com/stamps to shop for a wide variety of postage stamps and collectibles.

USPS Western Area Vice Drew Aliperto discussed the new Summer Harvest stamps at the California State Fair.

USPS Western Area Vice Drew Aliperto discussed the new Summer Harvest stamps at the California State Fair.

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2 Comments

  1. Anonymous

     /  July 21, 2015

    They look like throwback posters from the 40’s and 50’s !!

  2. grannybunny

     /  July 21, 2015

    Maybe it’s just me, but I cannot look at these beautiful stamps without getting hungry! 🙂

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