Postal Service rolls out the Nevada stamp |

Postal Service rolls out the Nevada stamp

CARSON CITY, Nev. – The U.S. Postal Service Wednesday rolled out the new state of Nevada postage stamp.

The stamp, like those issued to other states in the series, bears an image of Nevada’s state flag.

Gov. Jim Gibbons described it as an historic symbol for the state.

“We’re known as the silver state; we’re known as the sagebrush state and the battle born state,” he said. “And the flag is rich in all those symbols.”

Carson City Postmaster David Dayton said the stamp is part of the Flags of Our Nation series. Nevada’s is one of nine state stamps being released this year along with a stamp featuring the US. flag. They are being released in alphabetical order in lots of 10 each year.

Former U.S. Senator for Nevada Jim Bilbray, now a member of the U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors, pointed out there are 4,800 Postal Service employees in Nevada, some 1,500 of them veterans. He said the founding fathers felt the central postal system was so important to the nation they named Ben Franklin the nation’s first Postmaster General.

The stamps have actually been on sales since April 16 at the Post Office.

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