USPS Previews 5th Stamp Celebrating National Park Service’s Centennial: Carlsbad Caverns National Park

USPS stamp of Carlsbad Caverns National Park. Photo by Richard McGuire

USPS News:

  • Stamp Highlights New Mexico’s Carlsbad Caverns National Park

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A dramatic photograph of the interior of Carlsbad Caverns was previewed today as the fifth 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 Richard McGuire of the interior of the caverns. High ancient sea ledges, deep rocky canyons, flowering cacti and desert wildlife are all treasures above and below the Chihuahuan Desert ground. Carlsbad Cavern is one of more than 300 limestone caves in a fossil reef laid down by an inland sea 240 million to 280 million years ago. Visit this link for more information.

Other National Park Forever Stamps previewed to date include Acadia National Park and Arches National Park, Assateague Island National Seashore and Bandelier National Monument.

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 at or near each of the National Parks depicted on the stamps. Individuals are asked to spread the news on social media by using the hashtags #NPSStamps, #FindYourPark and #NPS100.

World Stamp Show-NY 2016 is 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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