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Postal Service Debuts Stamp Designed by Alum Derry Noyes
The design, featuring Meyer lemons, debuted in January
In January, the United States Postal Service debuted a new stamp designed by Hampshire alum Derry Noyes in New Orleans.
As the New Orleans Advocate reports:
The stamp depicts a whole Meyer lemon with two wedges accompanying it. Brought to the U.S. from China in 1908 by Frank Nicholas Meyer, of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Meyer lemon is sweeter, rounder and has thinner skin compared to a Lisbon lemon, the kind most often offered in supermarkets.
The 2-cent stamp is meant to be combined with other stamps, adding up to correct postage. The original illustration is by John Burgoyne in pen and ink with watercolor, and is one of a series the USPS started in 2016 depicting fruit. Others depict apples, grapes and strawberries.
Read the full story at the New Orelans Advocate.