Sunday, February 1, 2015

Sunday Stamps II 7

Violet Sky is now hosting Sunday Stamps - Click on the link and see who else is participating this week.

My stamp is a high value one, and the scan is from the US Postal Service:

(I don't actually have this stamp in hand.)
This expensive stamp is for Priority Mail.  Let's see what the US Postal Service has to say about the Glade Creek Grist Mill:

"With this stamp, the U.S. Postal Service® celebrates one of West Virginia's most photographed landmarks, the Glade Creek Grist Mill.

The stamp art captures the historic, aged beauty of the mill in its pristine setting along Glade Creek. The water flows by the mill and around boulders and rock formations along the creek bed. Surrounding the mill are trees in early autumn colors of greens, yellows, and oranges.

Located in Babcock State Park in Fayette County, West Virginia, the mill looks as though it has existed on that site for hundreds of years. In reality, it is a modern re-creation, completed in 1976, of a mill that had once stood nearby on Glade Creek. The look is authentic, however, as the new mill was constructed from parts taken from three historic West Virginia mills.

Mills were once the center of local farming communities, offering the necessary service of grinding wheat, corn, and other grains, a backbreaking task when done by hand. The mill stands as a monument to the more than 500 West Virginia gristmills that were in operation at the turn of the 20th century."

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9 comments:

Ana said...

the colours on this stamp are sooo gorgeous!! remind me of a lovely sunny autumn day!
but boy, that surely is a high value stamp so I probably won't really get to see it often on my mail...if at all :)

thanks for sharing it!

♥ Willa ♥ said...

This is so colorful.I will try to get hold of it on my next PO visit.

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Bob Scotney said...

A great stamp. I've been looking for a watermill like this to photograph for years.

Danut Ivanescu said...

Great stamp. Wonderful colours, crystal clear.

Heleen said...

I love all kinds of mills, so also this one. The stamp is a beauty! Somehow - possibly by the maple leaves - this stamp makes me think of Canada :-)

VioletSky said...

The fall colours are perfect for this scenic stamp.
And how cool is that that they recreated this mill from materials of three other nearby mills!

Eva A. said...

Not so useful, but wonderful design anyway!

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

It's really a work of art, this stamp, and I'd love to see the mill in person.

Joy said...

Wow that is a gorgeous stamp, I love water mills. The priority mail price is certainly eye watering!

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