State Flag of Montana – USA 1976.

State Flag of Montana – 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. This stamp is 26th in the series

Montana State Flag –  The Final flag was approved in 1904. The main features on the Flag are

  • The flag displays state seal in the field of Blue.
  • MONTANA in gold is written on top.
  • sunrise over snowy mountains
  • Waterfalls, The Missouri River, Mountains, hills, trees, and cliffs are shown behind three tools (pick, shovel and plough) symbolizing Montana’s mining & Farming industry.
  • A ribbon with the state motto “Oro y Plata” ( Spanish for Gold & Silver) is displayed on the bottom of the shield,

A First Day Cover is listed, it shows Montana State Flag

USA MONTANA FLAG
USA 1976 -MONTANA STATE FLAG
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State Flag of Missouri – USA 1976.

State Flag of Missouri – 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. This stamp is 25th in the series.

Missouri State Flag –  The Final flag was approved in 1913. The main features on the Flag are

  • The flag has three stripes – Bravery (red stripe), Purity ( White stripe), Justice (blue stripe)
  • The centre has state seal with 24 stars (Missouri became 24th state on Aug 10,1821)
  • Two grizzly bears symbolize strength and courage and stand on a scroll bearing state motto
  • Bears support a shield with motto and US State seal
  • Above the shield is a helmet with 24 stars

A First Day Cover is listed, it shows Missouri State Flag

USA MISSOURI FLAG
USA 1976 – MISSOURI STATE FLAG

State Flag of Mississippi – USA 1976.

State Flag of Mississippi – 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. This stamp is 25th in the series.

Mississippi State Flag –  The Final flag was approved in 1957. The main features on the Flag are

  • The flag has a square canton in the upper left with stars.
  • Three horizontal bars in blue, white & red ( same as national colours
  • The stars represent the 13 original colonies

A First Day Cover is listed, it shows Mississippi State Flag

USA MISSI FLAG
USA 1976-MISSISSIPPI STATE FLAG

State Flag of Minnesota – USA 1976.

State Flag of Minnesota – 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. This stamp is 24th in the series.

Minnesota State Flag –  The Final flag was approved in 1957. The main features on the Flag are

  • The flag is blue with the state seal in the centre.
  • Three dates are woven on the wreath surrounding the seal, year of Statehood (1858), year Fort snelling was established (1819), and year the original flag was adopted (1893).
  • 19 stars outside the wreath symbolize that Minnesota was the 19th state to join the Union after the originals.
  • The largest star represents North Star and Minnesota.
  • The state motto on seal in French is “Letoile  du Nord” meaning the Star of the North
  • Sun on Western Horizon represents Plains
  • Native American on Horseback.

A First Day Cover is listed, it shows Minnesota State Flag.

USA MINNESOTA FLAG
USA 1976 -MINNESOTA FLAG

State Flag of Michigan – USA 1976.

State Flag of Michigan – 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. This stamp is 23rd in the series.

Michigan State Flag –  The Final flag was approved in 1911. The main features on the Flag are

  • The flag features the Coat of Arms in a background of Blue.
  • Animal symbols Moose and Elk represent the State and Eagle represents the USA.
  • Latin Phrases – On red ribbon – E Pluribus Unum – From Many, One
  • On shield in Centre – TUEBOR – I will Defend.
  • On the base on white ribbon – Si Quaeris Peninsulam Amoenam Circumspice – If you seek a Pleasant Peninsula, look about you.

A First Day Cover is listed, it shows Michigan State Flag.

USA MICHIGAN FLAG
USA 1976- MICHIGAN STATE FLAG

State Flag of Massachusetts – USA 1976.

State Flag of Massachusetts – 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. This stamp is 22nd in the series.

Massachusetts State Flag –  The Final flag was approved in 1971. The main features on the Flag are

  • The flag features the Coat of Arms in a background of White.
  • The shield features the Algonquian native American with a bow & arrow.
  • The arrow is pointed downwards signifying peace.
  • A white star with five points near figure’s head signifies Massachusetts as a USA state.
  • A blue-ribbon surrounds the shield with motto “Ense Petit Placidam, sub Libertate Quietem” (” By the Sword, we seek Peace, But Peace Only under Liberty”)
  • Above the shield is State Military crest – the bent arm holding Broadsword aloft

A First Day Cover is listed, it shows Massachusetts State Flag.

USA MASS FLAG
USA 1976 -STATE FLAG MASSACHUSETTS

State Flag of Maryland – USA 1976

State Flag of Maryland – 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. This stamp is 21st in the series.

Maryland State Flag –  The First State flag of Maine was adopted in 1904. The main features on the Flag are

  • The flag bears Arms of  Calvert and Crossland Families
  • Calvert was the family name of Lords Baltimore who founded Maryland.
  • Their Colors of Gold and Black appear in the 1st and 4th quarter of the flag.
  • Crossland was family of Mother of George Calvert, First Lord Baltimore.
  • The red and white Crossland colours, with cross bottony, appear in 2nd and 3rd quarters of Flag

A First Day Cover is listed, it shows Maryland State Flag.

USA MARYLAND FLAG
USA 1976 – STATE FLAG MARYLAND.