2016 First-Class Forever Stamp,National Parks Centennial: Acadia National Park

# 5080d - 2016 First-Class Forever Stamp - National Parks Centennial: Acadia National Park

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US #5080d
2016 Acadia National Park – National Parks

  • Honors Acadia National Park
  • One of 16 stamps celebrating the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service


Stamp Category: 
Commemorative
Set:  National Parks
Value:  47¢ First Class Mail Rate (Forever)
First Day of Issue:  June 2, 2016
First Day City:  New York, New York
Quantity Issued:  100,000,000
Printed by:  Banknote Corporation of America
Printing Method:  Offset, Microprint
Format:  Panes of 16
Tagging:  Phosphor tagged paper, block

Why the stamp was issued:  To celebrate the beauty and natural wonders of Acadia National Park. 

About the stamp design:  Includes 16 designs, each picturing existing art or photographs of national parks or plants, animals, artwork, objects, or structures in national parks.  The margins of each stamp includes the name of the location. coincide with the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.

First Day City:  The First Day of Issue Ceremony was held at the Javits Center in New York City as part of the World Stamp Show NY 2016.

About the National Parks set:  Includes 16 stamp designs, each picturing existing art or photographs of national parks or plants, animals, artwork, objects, or structures in national parks.  The margins of each stamp include the name of the location.  Issued to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.  The central image on the sheet of 16 pictures the 1¢ Yosemite postage stamp issued in 1934 along with the text “Our national parks tell distinctly American stories.  Whether they inspire you to marvel at grand vistas, travel along scenic waterways and winding paths, or visit historic buildings and homes, discovery and exploration await.”

History the stamp represents:  Located mostly on Mount Desert Island in Maine’s Bar Harbor, Acadia is the oldest national park east of the Mississippi River.  The 47,000-acre area was once inhabited by native tribes and became part of the New France colony of Acadie in the early 17th century.

Though explorer Samuel de Champlain discovered and named Mount Desert Island in 1604, it remained largely unsettled for the next two centuries.  But by the mid-1800s, the island hosted a number of industries, such as farming, fishing, logging, and shipbuilding.  Landscape artists of the Hudson River School movement found inspiration in the area’s natural beauty.  Soon, the mountainous island became a popular tourist destination.  Island resident George B. Dorr knew from a young age that it should be protected.  He would devote most of his life to acquiring land and preserving the area.

Dorr successfully attained national monument status for the island in 1916.  In 1919, more land was added and it was designated LaFayette National Park – renamed Acadia in 1929.

Today, the federally protected park is visited by more than two million people each year.  The area serves as a memorial to the tireless efforts of George B. Dorr, the “Father of Acadia National Park.”

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US #5080d
2016 Acadia National Park – National Parks

  • Honors Acadia National Park
  • One of 16 stamps celebrating the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service


Stamp Category: 
Commemorative
Set:  National Parks
Value:  47¢ First Class Mail Rate (Forever)
First Day of Issue:  June 2, 2016
First Day City:  New York, New York
Quantity Issued:  100,000,000
Printed by:  Banknote Corporation of America
Printing Method:  Offset, Microprint
Format:  Panes of 16
Tagging:  Phosphor tagged paper, block

Why the stamp was issued:  To celebrate the beauty and natural wonders of Acadia National Park. 

About the stamp design:  Includes 16 designs, each picturing existing art or photographs of national parks or plants, animals, artwork, objects, or structures in national parks.  The margins of each stamp includes the name of the location. coincide with the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.

First Day City:  The First Day of Issue Ceremony was held at the Javits Center in New York City as part of the World Stamp Show NY 2016.

About the National Parks set:  Includes 16 stamp designs, each picturing existing art or photographs of national parks or plants, animals, artwork, objects, or structures in national parks.  The margins of each stamp include the name of the location.  Issued to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.  The central image on the sheet of 16 pictures the 1¢ Yosemite postage stamp issued in 1934 along with the text “Our national parks tell distinctly American stories.  Whether they inspire you to marvel at grand vistas, travel along scenic waterways and winding paths, or visit historic buildings and homes, discovery and exploration await.”

History the stamp represents:  Located mostly on Mount Desert Island in Maine’s Bar Harbor, Acadia is the oldest national park east of the Mississippi River.  The 47,000-acre area was once inhabited by native tribes and became part of the New France colony of Acadie in the early 17th century.

Though explorer Samuel de Champlain discovered and named Mount Desert Island in 1604, it remained largely unsettled for the next two centuries.  But by the mid-1800s, the island hosted a number of industries, such as farming, fishing, logging, and shipbuilding.  Landscape artists of the Hudson River School movement found inspiration in the area’s natural beauty.  Soon, the mountainous island became a popular tourist destination.  Island resident George B. Dorr knew from a young age that it should be protected.  He would devote most of his life to acquiring land and preserving the area.

Dorr successfully attained national monument status for the island in 1916.  In 1919, more land was added and it was designated LaFayette National Park – renamed Acadia in 1929.

Today, the federally protected park is visited by more than two million people each year.  The area serves as a memorial to the tireless efforts of George B. Dorr, the “Father of Acadia National Park.”