Daily Archives: Sept. 15, 2008

Kansas gets a new stamp featuring its flag

Kansas\' new flag stamp

Kansas' new flag stamp

TOPEKA — Kansans now have a first-class way to show state pride.

“I urge all Kansans to take a little time from e-mail and text messaging to take time to write a personal letter and use a stamp with a little history of Kansas,” Gov. Kathleen Sebelius said Monday, unveiling a new stamp featuring the Kansas flag with a farm scene in the background.

The Kansas stamp is in part of the series “Flags of Our Nation,” which will include the Stars and Stripes and flags of the 50 states, five territories and the District of Columbia.

The 60-stamp series is being released in alphabetical order over the next three years. Kansas is in the second set of 10. The first set featured Alabama through Delaware.

Philatelists can also get a special “Kansas Flags of Our Nation” postmark starting Monday for free at the Topeka Main Post Office. The postmark is also available by mail; send a self addressed, stamped envelope in a larger envelope addressed to Flags of Our Nation Postmark, 424 S. Kansas Ave. Topeka, KS 66603-9998. Requests must be postmarked by Oct. 15.

Fun flag facts: History of the state flag