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Contact: Kathy Kupper, NPS, 202-208-6843
Contact: Mark Saunders, USPS, 202-268-6524
Contact: Tom VandenBerg, NPS, 907-697-2619
WASHINGTON — A stunning photograph of Glacier Bay was previewed today as the seventh of 16 Forever Stamp images to be revealed over a three-week period to celebrate the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary. The stamp image is a photograph by Tom Bean of Flagstaff, AZ.
Glacier Bay is a highlight of Alaska's Inside Passage and part of a 25-million acre World Heritage Site –one of the world's largest international protected areas. With 3.3 million acres of rugged mountains, dynamic glaciers, temperate forests, wild coastlines, and deep sheltered fjords, Glacier Bay offers limitless opportunities for adventure, discovery, and inspiration.
"We are honored that Glacier Bay has been selected, and look forward to working with the Postal Service in highlighting our national treasures as part of the NPS Centennial," said Glacier Bay Superintendent Philip Hooge. Other National Park Forever Stamps previewed to date include Acadia National Park, Arches National Park, Assateague Island National Seashore, Bandelier National Monument, Carlsbad Caverns National Park and Everglades National Park.
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 will also take place this summer at or near each of the National Parks depicted on the stamps. Stay tuned for updates on a special local event in Gustavus/Glacier Bay to celebrate the release of the stamp series. Individuals are asked to spread the news on social media by using the hashtags #NPSStamps, #FindYourPark and #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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