Last Saturday saw the release of these fine, winged fellows. It's been a while since we had a nice bird stamp. The Songbird stamps remind me of the State Bird & Flower stamps; they have the same white backgrounds, same bird/flora pairing. I'm excited to use them on my out-going Spring mail, and I'm happy they aren't just another flower.
Today, the Charlton Heston stamp will be released. It's the 18th in the Legends of Hollywood series. It's a nice portrait of Mr. Heston by Drew Struzan, an artist known for his movie poster work. That colored pencil cross hatch look is unmistakable. While portraits of actors aren't what excites me about stamps, I'm sure there are people who are just thrilled by this release. To each their own! Stamps for everybody!