MONARCH - The U.S. Post Office in the tiny western Montana town of Monarch is celebrating Monday's release of the monarch butterfly stamp with a special event.
Monarch Postmaster Kally Permann says a Monarch pictorial postmark and souvenir cachet envelope will be available at the event in the mountain town.
The 64-cent stamp is being issued for use on large-sized greeting cards that require additional postage.
The butterfly stamp was created by Delaware artist Tom Engeman.
Montana artist Dave Dube of Helena designed the pictorial postmark.