#5229 – 2017 First-Class Forever Stamp - Protect Pollinators: Western Honeybee on a Yellow Ragwort

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U.S. #5229 – Western Honeybee on Ragwort

2017 49c Protect Pollinators 

 

Value: 49¢ 1-ounce first-class letter rate- Forever

Issued:  August 3, 2017

First Day City:  Richmond, VA

Type of Stamp: Commemorative

Printed by: Ashton Potter

Method: Offset printing in sheets of 180

Format: Pane of 20 (5 Designs)

Self-Adhesive

Quantity Printed: 60,000,000 stamps

 

These stamps pay tribute to the beauty and importance of pollinators in our ecosystem. They species depicted exemplify the ecological service provided by all pollinators, which include other insects, birds and bats. Crop pollination be insects contributes some $15 billion of produce to the U.S. economy each year.  Trending declines in their populations alert us that pollinators now need mindful human intervention in order to thrive. Individuals can help butterflies, bees and other pollinators by planting gardens that include native flowers or heirloom varieties of fruits and vegetables.

 

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U.S. #5229 – Western Honeybee on Ragwort

2017 49c Protect Pollinators 

 

Value: 49¢ 1-ounce first-class letter rate- Forever

Issued:  August 3, 2017

First Day City:  Richmond, VA

Type of Stamp: Commemorative

Printed by: Ashton Potter

Method: Offset printing in sheets of 180

Format: Pane of 20 (5 Designs)

Self-Adhesive

Quantity Printed: 60,000,000 stamps

 

These stamps pay tribute to the beauty and importance of pollinators in our ecosystem. They species depicted exemplify the ecological service provided by all pollinators, which include other insects, birds and bats. Crop pollination be insects contributes some $15 billion of produce to the U.S. economy each year.  Trending declines in their populations alert us that pollinators now need mindful human intervention in order to thrive. Individuals can help butterflies, bees and other pollinators by planting gardens that include native flowers or heirloom varieties of fruits and vegetables.