State Flag of Florida – 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 9th State are Listed.
Florida State Flag – It was adopted after a popular referendum in 1900 and remained till 1985 when the state seal in the centre was altered. The Flag consists of a red saltire on a white background with the state seal superimposed on the centre.
The original state seal in centre was adopted in 1865 by the Legislature. In 1970 the seal was modified and it depicts
- Sun’s rays.
- Sabal Palmetto Palm tree
- Native American woman scattering flowers.
- Seal encircled by words “Great Seal of the State of Florida: In God We Trust “
This Seal was further altered in 1985 and placed in State Flag.
A First Day Cover is listed, it shows Florida State Flag.