11 June 2017

Sunday Stamps II - 130

1958 - US, Forest Conservation
designer: Rudy Wendelin

Rudy Wendelin worked at the United States Forest Service as an illustrator from 1933 until his retirement 40 years later in 1973. His best known work is of Smokey the Bear, an advertising mascot created to educate the public about the dangers of wildfires. This issue was the first of the USPS annual series of forest conservation stamps.

for gardens or forests

7 comments:

  1. The colours are beautiful.

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  2. Same with Eva, I also enjoy the colors of this stamp.

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  3. Still relevant today; was this really as long ago as 1958.

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    1. If by no other means, you can tell by the quality of the paper!

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  4. What a great job Rudy had, its a beautiful stamp.

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