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Postal Service releases Utah forever stamp
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A new 45-cent forever stamp featuring the Utah state flag debuted Thursday at Post Offices nationwide, joining a stamp series honoring the flags of our nation.

The U.S. Postal Service is in the final year of a five-year launch of a 60-stamp series that includes the Stars and Stripes, all 50 state flags, five territorial flags, and the District of Columbia flag. The stamps were issued in alphabetical order, with Alabama through Tennessee released in previous years.

Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming — along with the flag of the U.S. Virgin Islands and the flag of the United States — were issued Thursday as forever stamps.

The Utah stamp is being sold as part of the sixth and final set of 10 stamps in the series, and cannot be purchased separately. The stamps will be sold in 50-stamp coils with five of each stamp in the set.

A first-day-of-sale postmark for the Utah stamp will be available by mail only. Customers may affix first-class postage to envelopes of their choice, address the envelopes (to themselves or others), and place them in a larger envelope addressed to: Flags of Our Nation Postmark, 1760 W. 2100 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84199-9998. After applying the postmark, the USPS will return the envelopes through the mail. Requests must be postmarked no later than Sept. 16.

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