To celebrate the 200th anniversary of Maine becoming a state, the United States Postal Service is printing up 20 million of these babies!

From a USPS press release, "The picturesque rocky coastline of Maine has long inspired the imagination of writers and artists. American painter Edward Hopper (1882-1967) was among the many prominent artists who sought the tranquility of the state’s coastal towns during the summer. His painting “Sea at Ogunquit” (1914) captures the rugged beauty so characteristic of Maine and is being represented on the stamp, which art director Derry Noyes designed."

Maine became the 23rd state in the Union on March 15th, 1820, after it was released by the state of Massachusetts.

As part of Maine Statehood Day Ceremonies, a stamp dedication will be held at the Augusta Armory, 179 Western Avenue on Sunday, March 15th at 1 p.m.  It's open to the public, and folks ask that you RSVP at usps.com/mainestatehood.

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