Today, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) previewed the second in its series of 16 Forever stamps commemorating the centennial of the National Park Service (NPS). The 16 stamps, intended to represent the diversity of areas in our national park system, are being previewed over the next three weeks.
Arches National Park, Moab, UT
The stamp image is a photograph by Tom Till of Moab, UT, and represents the iconic Delicate Arch. Delicate Arch is just one of over 2000 stone arches in a park that contains the greatest density of natural arches in the world. The park is a landscape of contrasting colors, landforms and textures with thousands of natural stone arches, hundreds of soaring pinnacles, massive fins and giant balanced rocks. Visit this link for more information about Arches National Park and this link to download the Arches Visitor Guide.
The June 2 first-day-of-issue ceremony for the National Parks Forever stamps pane will take place at New York City’s Javits Center at 11 a.m. as part of World Stamp Show-NY 2016. Dedication ceremonies also will take place at or near each of the National Parks depicted on the stamps. Individuals are encouraged to spread the news on social media by using the hashtags #FindYourPark or #NPS100.
World Stamp Show-NY 2016 will take place May 28 – June 4. Held only once a decade this mega event is not to be missed by beginners through advanced stamp collectors alike. There will be something for everyone there, no matter what you collect. Stamp collecting is a hobby for a lifetime. No matter what your specialty, you’ll find it at the show.
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