Say OK to Oklahoma’s Statehood Stamp
Oklahoma’s 100th anniversary statehood commemorative stamp was only available at post offices in that state until December 31, 2007. So, if you live in Oklahoma and you haven’t gotten yours yet, you need to keep in mind that they won’t be around forever. In fact now, due to the limited nature this stamp, it is now considered a collector’s item.
After December 2007, the stamps were withdrawn from general sale. However, you may be able to get them online at some stamp stores. This stamp has been very popular and the response to it has been quite favorable. Still, the postal service wants to let people know that the stamp will not be available indefinitely. They’d prefer not to destroy any or at least to have to destroy as few as possible once the stamp is taken off of the market.
An Oklahoma artist did the artwork for the stamp. It shows the Cimarron River as it looks in the morning sunlight and the words “Oh, what a beautiful mornin’…” are visible in the painting. Those words were taken from a song that was featured in the Rogers and Hammerstein musical “Oklahoma!” This beautiful artistic rendering commemorates the state in a lovely way and if you are at all interested in Oklahoma you will want to add this stamp to your collection.