US Postal Service Issuing Stamp for W.Va.'s 150th

By: West Virginia AP Email
By: West Virginia AP Email

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- West Virginia is getting a lasting tribute for its 150th birthday, courtesy of the U.S. Postal Service.

A new Forever stamp will debut June 20 as part of West Virginia's sesquicentennial celebration.

The image is unmistakably Mountain State: tree-shrouded hills stretch off to the horizon, fringed by morning mists.

Photographer Roger Spencer captured the shot in Pocahontas County. The West Virginia native says the Postal Service approached him about using the image after seeing it online.

Spencer readily agreed. He says the mountains are West Virginia's defining characteristic and the image casts the state in a positive light.

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and a Postal Service executive will dedicate the stamp at a state Capitol ceremony. A commemorative sesquicentennial coin debuted May 20 and sold out within 12 hours. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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