8¢ Whaling Ship
Historic Preservation Issue
Issue Date: October 29, 1971
City: San Diego, CA
Printed By: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Lithographed, engraved
Color: Black brown and ocher
This stamp was issued as part of a block of four commemorating the historic preservation movement in the United States. Showcased on these stamps are: a cable car which still operates on ten miles of track; a 19th century whaling vessel anchored in Mystic, Connecticut; the San Xavier del Bac Mission, which has been in existence since 1797; and Decatur House, built in 1819, which is now a house museum.