37¢ Snowy Egret
2004 Booklet Stamp
Issue Date: January 30, 2004
City: Norfolk, VA
Printed By: Ashton-Potter (USA) Ltd
Printing Method: Photogravure
Perforations: Serpentine Die Cut 11.5 x 11
The long, lacy feathers on the snowy egret once decorated ladies' hats. The birds were hunted almost to extinction in the early twentieth century. The egrets were saved through conservation efforts by the National Audubon Society and others.