Art of the Stamp
From the Collection of the United States Postal Services



Arizona: Cactus Wren and Saguaro Cactus Blossom
Gouache on board

Artist: Arthur and Alan D. Singer
Art director: Bradbury Thompson
First day of issue: April 14, 1982

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Some animals are never captured on stamps, but the cactus wren has been spotted twice on U.S. postage. One rests on a saguaro blossom in this 1982 painting by Arthur and Alan D. Singer; another perches on a brittlebush in the 1999 stamp pane that honored plants and animals in the Sonoran Desert.


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