The "State Bird" postage stamps were issued in 1982. However, the story of these stamps actually begins in 1978, when wildlife artists Arthur and Alan Singer were hired to create 50 original paintings of state birds and flowers for a set of Fleetwood. When U.S. Postal Service officials saw the high-quality paintings, they immediately decided to issue a 50-stamp set showcasing the father-son team’s watercolor paintings.
The father-son team labored for over a year on this beautiful philatelic masterpiece. Arthur created the birds, while son Alan painted the flowers. At the time of their issue, these stamps were the most popular in U.S. Postal history.
This listing is for 10 random vintage postage stamps of the stamps pictured here.
Please note that if you use the stamps to mail a letter, please make sure that you use the correct amount as required by the United States Postal Service.