Half a Billion Water Lilies in Full Bloom at Nation’s Post Offices Today

March 20, 2015

CLEVELAND, OH — Spectacular photographs celebrate the beauty and elegance of water lilies with four new Forever stamps available nationwide today. The Water Lilies Forever stamps were dedicated at the Garfield-Perry March Party Stamp Show in Cleveland.

Art director Phil Jordan of Falls Church, VA, selected the images taken by Alexandria, VA-based photographer Cindy Dyer at the Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens in Washington, DC. Each stamp depicts a close-up of the flower of one of four classic garden water lilies.

“It is truly a distinct honor to have an example of my passion appear on these Forever stamps — a feeling I will savor forever,” said Dyer, who became entranced with garden photography more than a decade ago. “It was simply mind-boggling to learn the Postal Service printed 500 million of these stamps.”

The Postal Service typically prints between 20 million and 40 million stamps of an individual subject. Half a billion Water Lilies Forever stamps were printed in anticipation of extreme customer demand.

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