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13-cent Vermont

Vermont was the fourteenth state admitted to the Union. The 13-cent Vermont State Flag stamp (Scott 1646) displays the Vermont state coat-of-arms on a blue field as adopted in 1919 as the state flag. This was the third Vermont state flag authorized.

The coat-of-arms bears a green landscape, which graces half of the shield. In the right and left background, the flag includes images of high mountains and a yellow sky. From near the base and reaching nearly to the top of the shield arises a pine tree of the natural color between three erect yellow sheaves and a red cow standing in the field.

A scroll beneath the shield includes the Vermont motto—"Freedom and Unity". Two crossed pine branches of natural color appear between the shield and scroll. A buck's head appears above the shield.

References:

Scott 2005 Specialized Catalogue of U.S. Stamps and Covers

NETSTATE.com (http://www.netstate.com/states/symb/flags/vt_flag.htm)

SHG Resources (http://www.shgresources.com/vt/symbols/flag/)

e-ReferenceDesk.com (http://www.e-referencedesk.com/resources/state-symbols/vermont/coat-of-arms.html


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