Kevin Blackston
PO Box 217
Floresville TX 78114-0217
United States of America

Philosateleian Post to issue American flamingo stamp in June

Philosateleian Post next month will celebrate summer with a new stamp picturing an American flamingo. The very pink 1-stamp design is based on a photograph that Philosateleian Post’s proprietor, Kevin Blackston, took in July 2019, and the stamp is scheduled to be issued on June 22.

1-stamp Philosateleian Post stamp picturing American flamingo
Philosateleian Post American Flamingo stamp

Although Philosateleian Post has previously issued stamps picturing birds, the American flamingo stamp is a first for the San Antonio-based local post in two ways. First, the design is a non-rectangular trapezoid, with a narrow top gradually expanding to a wider base; all previous Philosateleian Post stamps including a single diamond-shaped stamp have been rectangular in format. Second, the stamp’s unusual format and resulting unusual sheet layout means that 22 tête-bêche pairs exist in each sheet printed.

“With COVID-19 and related world events, 2020 has already been a really weird year, so why not issue an odd-shaped stamp?” asked Blackston. “I was inspired by a picture of an old Monaco stamp that is also trapezoid-shaped.

“Although the design of Philosateleian Post’s new stamp is not complicated, this was a technically challenging issue to lay out and perforate, and I hope collectors will like it as much as I do.”

Technical Specifications

Format: sheets of 44. Design size: 36×28 mm. Separation method: perforated 12. Adhesive: water-activated dry gum. Printing method: inkjet.

Philatelic Services

To receive a mint single of Philosateleian Post’s American Flamingo stamp, or for first day cover service, send either $2 or a self-addressed stamped envelope and your request to:

Kevin Blackston
Philosateleian Post
PO Box 17544
San Antonio TX 78217-0544
United States of America

Published 2020-05-24


Mommajil (2020-06-07 15:51):

Oh my goodness, this makes my heart happy in these dark times. I found out I have been exposed to this nasty virus thru my son’s friend who tested positive. My son lives out of state but was home a couple of weekends ago as were several of his friends. So... I’m self quarantining for another week. When I saw this flamingo stamp and read it was your picture and design my heart felt a flash of goodness. I love flamingos! Thanks for the uplifting! This added to lots of prayers will definitely get me thru! Thanks for you hard work and commitment!

Kevin Blackston (2020-06-08 21:47):

I’m glad I could add a little bit of happiness to your day, and hope you make it through your quarantine without developing any illness!

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