BackgroundIn September of 2006, Oklahoma City officials unveiled the new Oklahoma Centennial postage stamp at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. With a design by Mike Larsen of Perkins, Oklahoma, the stamp features an Oklahoma sun rising over a river with the caption, "Oh, what a beautiful mornin'."
It went on sale to the public on January 11th, 2007 at all 567 post offices in the state. All were offering a pictorial cancellation with the city's name and zip code. The postmark had the Centennial logo and the phrase, "Centennial Station, First Day of Sale January 11, 2007." These special cancellations were only available on the initial day of sale.
One of the first sheets was placed on display in the Oklahoma History Center.
PurchasingMore than 250,000 stamps were sold the first day of issue, and many post offices across the state sold out, but the United States Postal Service says that 25 million of the 39 cent stamp will be printed.
The stamps are available for purchase online at regular rate.