New England Coastal Lighthouses stamps issued by United States Postal Service

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imports_CCGB_stamp-51-_48734.jpg New England Coastal Lighthouses stamps issued by United States Postal Service
The last in the series of six lighthouse stamps from USPS features five lighthouses of New England. ...
The last in the series of six lighthouse stamps from USPS features five lighthouses of New England. The five lighthouses featured on the Forever stamps are among the oldest in the U.S., and each is on the National Register of Historic Places. Boston Harbor Light is also a National Historic Landmark. The lighthouses featured are:

  •  Portland Head (Cape Elizabeth, Maine)
  •  Portsmouth Harbor (New Castle, New Hampshire)
  • Point Judith, (Narragansett, Rhode Island)
  • New London Harbor (New London, Connecticut)
  •  Boston Harbor (Boston, Massachusetts

Artist Howard Koslow created original paintings for New England Coastal Lighthouses stamp art - and for the entire Lighthouses series. Each stamp shows a close-up view of one of the five lighthouses that captures not only the down-to-earth aspect of the tower but also 'the mysterious qualities that compel us to come closer'.

US Postal Service governor Dennis Toner said: 'We are proud to celebrate New England’s lighthouses, which have been guiding ships and guarding the coastline for almost 300 years. As some of America’s oldest lighthouses, they continue a tradition going back to ancient civilizations, when early sailors relied on light from the shore to navigate waters.

'Our stamp images capture each structure’s sense of majesty, along with the mysterious qualities that invite us to take a closer look. And don’t forget, these Forever stamps can be used anytime in the future to mail First-Class letters, regardless of price changes. These stamps - like the lighthouses they honor - are meant to stand the test of time.'

To buy the stamps, visit the USPS website.

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