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New US Post Office Lighthouse Stamps Series?

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Postby vacastle » Wed Aug 30, 2006 6:50 am


This was posted in the ALF email news alert...
New Lighthouse Postage Stamps To Be Issued
The U. S. Postal Service will soon issue a set of new lighthouse postage stamps featuring lighthouses of the Pacific. The lighthouses that will be featured are: Diamond Head Light, Hawaii; Five Finger Lighthouse, Alaska; Grays Harbor Light, Washington; Umpqua River Lighthouse, Oregon; and St. George Reef Light, California. The date and location of the first day of issue ceremony for the release of the stamps has yet to be determined, but will most likely be this autumn. If you know of former lighthouse keepers of any of these lighthouses, please email us their email address, regular mailing addresses and phone numbers.


How exciting! I've searched on the USPS site for any news and haven't found a thing. If anyone hears anymore about this, please post.

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Postby beachbum1616 » Wed Aug 30, 2006 7:07 am


That sounds great! I am not in to stamp collecting, but I do have some first day issued post marked stamps of the lighthouses of the southeast that were released a few years ago. They might be worth something one day.

If anyone hears more, do let us know!
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Postby Grover1 » Wed Aug 30, 2006 7:21 am


Found this ... would you expect anything different? :wink:

From David E. Failor, executive director of Stamp Services for the U.S. Postal Service

Much of the 2007 stamp program will be pushed into the second half of the year, because the Postal Service expects to implement a rate increase in the late spring. "We're kind of reluctant to really issue stamps, say, two months before the rate changes because once the rate changes, people just don't want to buy stamps that have the old denomination," said Failor.

(from this interview ... http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/08/ ... 6799.shtml ...)
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Postby Grover1 » Wed Aug 30, 2006 7:32 am


... and here, Stephen, might be that Southeatern Bloc you were referring to ... (I dont know why the image, from GOOGLE images, was repeated three extra times 8O ... maybe that was the way they needed to be purchased)

<img src="http://www.rogerwendell.com/images/maritime/maritime_lighthouse_stamps.jpg" width=600>
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Postby beachbum1616 » Wed Aug 30, 2006 7:46 am


That is a full sheet of them, Barry. That is the way a "book" came.

And there is an error in the "books." If you notice, the price in the Cape Lookout stamp in the first row is printed lower than all the other ones.
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