Monday, December 7, 2020

Birds and Flowers of All 50 States

From my old postcard collection

Alabama

Today, all of America's fifty states have both an official state bird and state flower. Several states have adopted the same symbols. The cardinal, for example, has been chosen as the official bird by seven states and the violet is the official flower of four states. These cards were designed by a father-son team, Arthur and Alan Singer of Jericho, New York. The father, Arthur, created the bird designs, and Alan contributed the flower designs. These cards are all postmarked on the First Day of Issue of the stamps, April 14, 1982, in Washington, D.C.

Alaska

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Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Deleware

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming

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8 comments:

  1. Hello,
    What a beautiful collection of cards. I enjoyed seeing all the state birds. I especially love my home state of Maryland's bird, the Baltimore Oriole. Take care, I wish you a great day and a happy new week!

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  2. Wonderful, John. I liked going through them and seeing which ones I could have guessed on my own. :-)

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  3. This is a beautiful post. I’ll take some time to look at each one.

    You found the Moose Fart recipe. It is a no bake cookie.

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  4. WOW! That is quite a collection. it is interesting to see how many repeat birds ther are.

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  5. What a great post to see all the state birds. I counted 7 states that have the Cardinal as their state bird!!

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  6. Hi John- Very interesting on the various States. Here in New South Wales (Australia) our state has the 'Waratah' flower as it's State's Emblem. Hope you well and safe there in Seattle. Regards. KEV.

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  7. thank you so much for sharing these dear John ,this is so nice to learn about so many feathery beauties that belong to your part of land
    i love birds ,who doesn't but watching them at once even though in such elegant post cards makes me extremely happy :)
    blessings!

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  8. Hello John
    Thank you so much for sharing these with us.
    I think the Red Cardinal is popular with quite a few states, but so nice to see the birds here.

    Stay safe and well.

    All the best Jan

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