TOPEKA -- The postal spotlight is on the Sunflower State this weekend, as the U.S. Postal Service released its new stamp honoring Kansas Statehood on Thursday. Ceremonies included Governor Sam Brownback at the Historical Museum, who says he loves the theme of the stamp, which will be promoting Kansas all over the country.
The stamp features an old metal windmill in the foreground and ahead of the modern wind turbines of the future. Theme artists says it not only features Kansas' heritage with the winds of the plains, but the future of the state's economy.
It is a forever stamp, not featuring the usual 44-cent denomination. Kansas is the first state to be honored in a forever stamp.
The state marks its 150th anniversary of statehood Friday and Saturday. The stamps are available (for 44 cents each) at your local post office, or online at the usps.com website, in quantities of 500 up to 2,000 stamps.