State Flag of California – USA 1976.
The USA issued a set of 50 stamps on State Flags of States of the USA on 23 Feb 1976. We are listing them in Alphabetical order of States name. All stamps are 13 cents denomination. Stamps of 5th State are listed.
California State Flag – The historic bear flag was raised at Sonoma, California in 1846 by American settlers in revolt against the Mexican rule (officially adopted as State flag in 1911). This event is also known as Bear Flag revolt . The Flag was designed by William Todd, nephew of Mary Todd Lincoln, Wife of Abraham Lincoln.
- The California Grizzly Bear portrays courage.
- The star represents Sovereignty.
- Red Colour signifies Courage.
- White background stands for purity.
A First Day Cover is listed, it shows California State Flag.