U.S. Postal Service to release apple stamps
Four apple varieties will be immortalized on postcards.
The U.S. Postal Service will officially release postcard stamps of four apples on January 17 in the heart of apple country. A ceremony led by the Seattle Regional District Manager of the USPS will take place at the Yakima, Washington, Post Office at noon on Thursday.
Four of America’s favorite varieties were chosen for the artwork of the stamps, according to the Postal Service. The four include the bright red Baldwin, Granny Smith, Golden Delicious, and Northern Spy.
The Baldwin apple is thought to be native to Massachusetts, delicious when eaten in season and prized by cider makers. For generations, cooks have used the multi-colored Northern Spy apple for baked desserts. The yellow Golden Delicious is popular for cooking and was declared the official state fruit of West Virginia in 1995. Granny Smith is one of the world’s most well-known varieties.
The stamps are designed by art director Derry Noyes; apples feature the work of artist John Burgoyne.