Bank Swallow Stamped Envelope
The smallest swallow in North America now perches on Bank Swallow Stamped Envelope.The highly realistic stamp art, based on photographs, shows a large illustration of the swallow perching and a smaller illustration of the bird in flight. Like all swallows, bank swallows are agile songbirds that specialize in catching insects in midair. They use their beaks and feet to dig burrows in sandy banks overlooking lakes and streams. A typical bank swallow colony can have anywhere from ten to nearly 2,000 nests.
Art director William J. Gicker designed the envelope, using illustrations created by artist Matthew Frey.
The Bank Swallow Stamped Envelope is being issued as a Forever® stamped envelope. Its postage will always be equal to the value of the First-Class Mail one-ounce rate in effect at the time of use, even if the rate increases after purchase.