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Winter is coming

Berries stamps arrive this week

Winter Berries stamp
The Winter Berries stamps feature highly detailed botanical portraits of four plants and their bold colors and rich textures.

It’ll begin to look like winter at the nation’s Post Offices this week.

Winter Berries, a booklet of 20 stamps that highlight four seasonal plants, will be released Tuesday, Sept. 17.

Coming in an array of shapes, sizes and colors, winter berries provide bursts of life during the year’s coldest months.

The stamps feature highly detailed botanical portraits of winterberry (Ilex verticillata), juniper berry (Juniperus communis), beautyberry (Callicarpa americana) and soapberry (Sapindus saponaria) plants.

Steve Buchanan, the artist, worked with Antonio Alcalá, the art director, to create the stamps, which will be available at Post Offices and

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