New Balclutha Forever Postage Stamp To Launch At Hyde Street Pier

Stamp image: Balclutha, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
Stamp Image: Balclutha, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

Tim Campbell, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

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News Release Date: May 27, 2016

Contact: Lynn Cullivan, 415-561-7006

New Balclutha Postage Stamp To Launch At Hyde Street Pier
USPS Celebrating NPS 100th with 16 New Forever Stamp Images
First Day of Issue Event at 11am onThursday, June 2, 2016

San Francisco – The United States Postal Service and San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park will launch a new Forever Stamp featuring the square-rigger Balclutha at a first-day-of-issue event on Hyde Street Pier at 11am on Thursday, June 2, 2016. The ceremony will include Deborah Woodrum, USPS San Francisco District Manager, Kevin Hendricks, Superintendent, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, and Tim Campbell, the photographer who captured the stamp’s image.

The San Francisco event is part of a nationwide first-day-of-issue ceremony for the National Parks Forever Stamps pane anchored at New York City’s Javits Center as part of World Stamp Show-NY 2016. Dedication ceremonies are scheduled at or near each of the National Parks depicted on the stamps.

"The Centennial Forever stamps are a fantastic way to recognize and promote the National Park Service Centennial, and we feel extremely honored to be one of the 16 parks chosen," said Superintendent Hendricks.

Don’t miss this chance to watch a new Forever Stamp slide down the ways! Spread the word with #NPSStamps, #FindYourPark, #NPS100, #Balclutha or #NPWest

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San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park is located at the west end of Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco, at the corner of Hyde and Jefferson. The park includes a fleet of historic ships, a Visitor Center, the Maritime Museum, Maritime Research Center, and the Aquatic Park Historic District. For more information, please call 415-447-5000 or visit the park’s website Follow us on Twitter@SFMaritimeNHP and Instagram sfmaritimenps and join us on Facebook at SanFranciscoMaritimeNHP.

Last updated: May 31, 2016

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