Issued in 2016 but valid now and forever for first class one ounce USPS postage
Stamp design features 50 blue and red stars spiraling around a central gold star on a white background
On August 19, 2016, the U.S. Postal Service issued the Patriotic Spiral stamp in Falls Church, VA. This festive and energetic stamp design features 50 blue and red stars spiraling around a central gold star on a white background. The idea for the design was to illustrate a community of stars protectively orbiting a central star that in an abstract sense stands for our nation's steadfast idealism and hope for a more perfect union. Antonio Alcalá art directed the project with stamp design and typography by Polygraph, a Washington, D.C. design firm. This listing is for a cut strip of 50 stamps, cut from a larger roll.