Stamps Pay Tribute to American Folk Art

A new “Weather Vanes” stamp series from the U.S. Postal Service celebrates the nostalgia of this American folk art form.

The stamps feature photographs (taken by Sally Andersen-Bruce) of five eye-catching weather vanes made in the United States during the 19th century—a cow, an eagle, two roosters, and a centaur.

MACtac supplied the pressure-sensitive adhesive label material for more than 300 million of these 45-cent first-class stamps—available in coil rolls of 3,000 and 10,000 stamps for large mailings.

“Although the primary function of weather vanes is to show the direction of wind, they’re also used for ornamental purposes,” said Allison Hazel, marketing manager, MACtac Printing Products. “The Weather Vanes stamps add a decorative element to mailings and provide a sense of nostalgia.”

The Weather Vanes stamps are available in coil rolls of 3,000 and 10,000, ideal for large first-class mailings. The stamps may be purchased at local post offices, at the postal store website at, or by calling 800-STAMP-24.


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