1978 15¢ Saw-Whet
American Owls Issue
Issue Date: August 26 1978
City: Fairbanks, AK
Printed By: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Lithographed, engraved
This stamp is part of a block of four issued to commemorate the American owl - long believed to be mysterious and wise. The block of four pictures the Great Grey Owl, the largest of owls, and the Saw-whet Owl, which is one of the smallest. The Barred Owl can hoot to sound like a barking dog, and the Great Horned Owl is an aggressive predator that will attack any animal up to the size of a goose.