1978 15¢ American Owls
Set of 4
Issue Date: August 26 1978
City: Fairbanks, AK
Printed By: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Lithographed, engraved
This block of four was issued to commemorate the American owl - long believed to be mysterious and wise. It 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 which will attack any animal up to the size of a goose.