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Collins FDC Catalog


W5401 / Scott 4999

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly

Papilio Glaucus

Cover Announcement 

This magnificent butterfly is native to the eastern United States and is one of the most familiar in the region. My indiividually hand painteci cachets capture perfectly the yellow, black, and blue colors of this stunning and delicate butterfly. A pair is shown in the highly detailed artwork, and

the one on the stamp fits into the design just right.

The tiger swallowtail is at home in many different habitats. It is active from spring to autumn and feeds on the nectar from a wide variety of flowers. Two nectar gathering aduits on this cachet bring a natural sense of realism as the wings of the butterflies and the splendid miniature petals of the flowers combine in a kaleidoscope of colorful beauty. The Eastern Tiger Swallowtail is now ready. Collins #W5401 at $15.00.

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