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Medium:
paper; ink / photogravure
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
October 2, 2008
Description:
On October 2, 2008, in Empire, Michigan, at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, the Postal Service issued the 42-cent Nature of America: Great Lakes Dunes commemorative stamps in ten designs. Ethel Kessler of Bethesda, Maryland, designed the stamps.
The stamps were available in a pressure-sensitive adhesive souvenir sheet of ten and a 13.95-dollar premium stamped postal card booklet of ten.
The Great Lakes Dunes was the tenth stamp pane in the Nature of America's educational series that features the beauty and complexity of major plant and animal communities in the United States. Previous issuances in the Nature of America series were Sonoran Desert (1999), Pacific Coast Rain Forest (2000), Great Plains Prairie (2001), Longleaf Pine Forest (2002), Arctic Tundra (2003), Pacific Coral Reef (2004), Northeast Deciduous Forest (2005), Southern Florida Wetlands (2006), and Alpine Tundra (2007).
Avery Dennison printed 35 million stamps using the gravure process.
Reference:
Postal Bulletin (August 14, 2008).
unused
Topic:
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Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
2010.2003.10
See more items in:
National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm87aa18f53-3596-4898-bb12-dd2ba10b96da
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2010.2003.10