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Pseudotsuga menziesii (Douglas-fir) concept stamp art

Illustrator: Stanley Galli

This developmental art focuses on the pinecones and needles of the Douglas-fir, an evergreen conifer species native to western North America. Concepts included a vertical orientation with a white skyline, horizontal cones and needles, and a green skyline. The final design retained the green and used a vertical orientation for the needles and pinecone.

Courtesy United States Postal Service, Postmaster General's Collection