34¢ Cymbidium Orchid
Issue Date: February 7, 2000
City: New York, NY
Printed by: Guilford Gravure for Banknote Corp. of America
Printing Method: Photogravure
Perforations: Die Cut 8.5
The flowers pictured on this set of four 34¢ denominated stamps are Freesia, Cymbidium Orchid, Longiflorum Lily, and Asian Hybrid Lily. They were first seen in a non-denominated version issued for the 2000 rate change.
Photographs of the lilies were by Robert Peak, Jr., whose father had designed several U.S. stamps many years previously. In 2001, the Four Flowers were issued as coils of 100 and as booklets.