Folk Art Eagle Stamped Envelope
At once both elegant and bold, the Folk Art Eagle Stamped Envelope continues a proud tradition of depicting eagles on postage that began in the late 19th century.
This stamped envelope features a photograph of a plaque that shows an eagle carrying two American flags and a shield. Made from pinewood by an unknown carver, the plaque is finished with red, white, and blue paint and appears to have its original gilding.
Whether shown on the Great Seal of the United States, portrayed majestically in flight, or seen while perched atop a mountain ledge, the eagle has long been associated with patriotism. Since its adoption as our national symbol in 1782, countless artists and artisans have worked eagle motifs into paintings, pottery, furniture, courthouse decorations, quilt patterns, wood carvings, weather vanes, and other functional and decorative objects.
The Folk Art Eagle Stamped Envelope, designed by art director Richard Sheaff, 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.