The U.S. Postal Service issues four new postcard stamps that celebrate the beauty and history of American barns.The artist created digital paintings of four types of iconic barns found in the rural American landscape. With differing qualities of light and color, each piece also reflects one of the f..
With these five stamps, the U.S. Postal Service® celebrates the beauty of bonsai, a horticultural art form that has become quite popular in the United States. The word “bonsai” is Japanese for “plant in a pot.” It also refers to the practice of cultivating plants — usually trees — in trays, pots, ..
The Castillo de San Marcos (St. Mark's Castle) is the continental United States' oldest masonry fort. It was designed by Spanish engineer Ignacio Daza and built on the western side of Matanzas Bay in St. Augustine, Florida.The Castillo de San Marcos was originally a Spanish fort, but came unde..
Celebrate the beauty and wonder of coral reefs with four new postcard stamps from the U.S. Postal Service®.Featuring highly stylized digital portraits, the stamp art depicts four types of stony corals with associated reef fish: elkhorn coral, shown with two French angelfish; brain coral, with a spot..
NEW YORK — Post Offices across America are experiencing a blizzard of new Forever stamps today with the introduction of the Geometric Snowflakes Forever stamps. “With these four commemorative Forever stamps we’re presenting today, we hope to capture the art and the science of the snowflake and..
Michigan's Upper Peninsula is home to some of the most beautiful sights in the state. Rugged sandstone cliffs along the shoreline of Lake Superior are shaped by groundwater filtering through cracks in the rock. During winter, this water freezes and creates breathtaking displays called ice caves.
A set of 20 Mid-Atlantic Lighthouse permanent stamps. Here are 20 sheets of the new Mid-Atlantic Lighthouse. For more than 300 years, America's Beacon has guided sailor safety. They differ in style, location and construction method, but their purpose is the same: to light the way through dangerous w..
When you think of the American West, you probably picture the dramatic landscapes featured in Hollywood blockbusters. That scenery might seem larger than life, but much of it was shot in a real place – Monument Valley on the border of Utah and Arizona. Monument Valley is located on the Colorado Pla..
U.S. National Marine Sanctuaries and marine national monuments have protected areas with special ecological, cultural, and historical significance for 50 years. The 16 stamps on the National Marine Sanctuaries pane showcase the abundant wildlife and diverse ecosystems that can be found throughout th..
The five lighthouses honored in 2013 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.The stamp art for each of the lighthouses is a pain..
During the Panama-Pacific Exposition of 1915, a number of impressive buildings were constructed. The designer intended them to slowly degrade and resemble ancient Rome by the end of the exposition as he believed every big city should have some ruins. However, one building still exists today (thoug..
Noteworthy railroad stations began brightening the American landscape by the 1870s and, although many fell to the wrecking ball once they had outlived their original purpose, hundreds survived. This issuance of five different stamps features five architectural gems that continue to play an important..