This set of Forever postage stamps will add a stunning addition to your stamps collection with the 2021 USPS Colorado Hairstreak Forever Postage Stamps.
The Colorado hairstreak butterfly graces the eighth non-machineable butterfly stamp for use on iregulary-sized envelopes, such as square greeting cards, invitations, or announcements.
The butterfly stamps art uses images of preserved butterflies as a starting point. It is a highly stylized, simplified image of a Colorado hairstreak rather than an exact replica.
The shimmering purple Colorado hairstreak butterfly (Hypaurois crystals) dwells in the forest canopy of that state and much of the southwest. Never venturing far from its host plant, the Gambel oak (Quercus gambeli) feeds on tree sap and fallen raindrops.
The Colorado hairstreak -Colorado’s official state insect – has slender, hair-like, hind-wing appendages that resemble antennae. Nearby, on the underside of the wings, are spots that look like eyes and the thin streaks that give the hairstreak its name. Pointing its abdomen upward with false antennae held high, the butterfly’s evolutionary decoys fool predators into attacking the false head on the wing. A hungry bird ends up with an unsatisfying beakful of scaly wings.
The square format of the stamp was specifically for oversized or square envelopes. These envelopes cannot pass through the automated Postal processing system and have to be hand-canceled. They are non-machineable surcharge even if they weigh less than one ounce. Greeting card envelopes printed with a silhouette of a butterfly indicates the need for additional postage or the use of a stamp. Any non-machineable envelope, like oddly shaped or vertical envelopes, as well as lumpy envelopes, rigid envelopes, or mail with clasps, ribbons, or buttons, may use this butterfly stamp.
Colorado Hairstreak is available in sheets of twenty. The words “NON-MACHINEABLE SURCHARGE” on the stamp indicate its usage value. Like a forever stamp, this stamp will always be valid for the rate printed on it.
Nationally known artist Tom Engeman created this butterfly stamp art. Art director Derry Noyes designed the stamp.
How many stamps are in a roll？
At marconisp.com, you can shop roll of stamps with American Flag designs. Here are 100 pieces for each roll of American Flag stamps. This is the standard number for a roll of USPS stamps.
For other Forever stamps selling at marconisp.com, you can get 100 pieces per pack.
Are these real Forever stamps?
Yes. Each stamp selling on marconisp.com is a real USPS Forever stamp. These stamps have been authorized by the United States Postal Service and will always be accepted for the value of a standard First-Class postage stamp, regardless of future price increases. You can trust that the Forever stamps you purchase from marconisp.com are authentic and valid for postage.
How many stamps to mail a letter？
To mail a 1 ounce letter, you only need ONE Forever postage stamp. But if you only have postcard stamps, TWO postcard stamps are required to mail a 1 ounce letter. By the way, ONE postcard stamp is sufficient for mailing a postcard
It’s important to note that the weight of the letter, as well as the dimensions and destination, can affect the number of stamps required. Therefore, it’s recommended to use the USPS postage calculator or consult with a postal clerk for the most accurate postage rates.