No rodents on Beaver State's flag stamp

No rodents on Beaver State's flag stamp
The new stamp depicts only half of Oregon's flag

EUGENE, Ore. - Mount Hood, a field of camas lillies and the front of Oregon's flag grace one of the eight new "forever" stamps issued Thursday by the U.S. Postal Service.

The beaver didn't make it, however.

The stamp, part of the Flags of Our Nation series, shows the front of Oregon's navy blue flag that depicts a shield surrounded by 33 stars. Camas lilies and Mount Hood appear in the background.

"Flags, whether national or regional, generate affection and pride and also make beautiful stamps," the Postal Service says of the flag stamps.

Oregon's flag, adopted in 1925, is the only state flag in the nation with different sides. The reverse of the Oregon flag depicts a golden beaver. Oregon is known as the "Beaver State."

The 33 stars represent ORegon's admission to the Union in 1859 as the 33rd state.

This is the fifth set of 10 stamps in the series. In addition to Oregon, the new set features the flags of Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota and Tennessee as well as those of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

The sixth and final set of stamps in the series is scheduled for issuance in 2012.