Eastern Tailed -Blue Butterfly stamp- USA 2016 – Non Machineable Surcharge
USPS issued a stamp on Eastern tailed Blue Butterfly on 24 Sep 2016. It is a Non Machineable Surcharge. This is used on envelopes which cannot be automatically processed and have to be hand cancelled. They are charged a non machineable surcharge even if they weigh less than an ounce. This butterfly stamp is equivalent to a regular first class stamp (presently 49c-2018 rates 50c) plus the “first ounce Non machineable surcharge” currently 22 cents totalling 71 cents.
The Eastern tailed blue butterfly or eastern tailed blue also known as Everes comyntas is a common butterfly of eastern North America. It is a medium sized butterfly distinguished from other blues of this category by its small thin tail. The male species shown on stamp has iridescent blue color on its upper wing.
A sheet of 20 stamps is listed.