#3378a – 2000 33c Pacific Coast Rain Forest: Harlequin Duck

Condition
Price
Qty
- Mint Stamp(s)
Ships in 1-2 business days.i$2.00
$2.00
1 More - Click Here
Mounts - Click Here
Condition
Price
Qty
- MM647215x53mm 15 Horizontal Strip Black Split-Back Mounts
Ships in 1-2 business days.i
$7.95
$7.95
- MM213540x50mm 4 Vertical Black Split-Back Mounts
Ships in 1-2 business days.i
$1.25
$1.25
U.S. #3378a
33¢ Harlequin Duck
Pacific Coast Rain Forest
Nature of America
 
Issue Date: March 29, 2000
City: Seattle, WA
Quantity:
 10,000,000
Printed by: Banknote Corporation of America
Printing Method:
Lithographed
Perforations:
Serpentine die cut 11.25 x 11.5
Color: Multicolored
 
The Pacific coast rain forest is an area of pristine wilderness protected by the National Park Service. It lies on the Olympic peninsula of Washington state in the valleys of the Quinault, Queets, and Hoh rivers.
 
Between 140 and 167 inches (12 to 14 feet) of rain falls in this area each year. The temperature rarely drops below freezing during winter, and summertime highs are usually 80 degrees. The Olympic Mountains to the east protect the rain forest from severe weather.
 
Nearly every bit of space in the Pacific rain forest is inhabited by flora and fauna. Towering Sitka spruce and western hemlock trees, which can grow to 300 feet in height and 23 feet in circumference, dominate the landscape. Douglas fir, western red cedar, big leaf maple, red alder, vine maple, and black cottonwood trees can also be found in the forest. Mosses, lichens, and ferns are plentiful in the Pacific rain forest as well.
 
The rain forest is one of three distinct ecosystems of Olympic National Park. Glacier-capped mountains and over 60 miles of wild Pacific coast comprise the rest of this biologically diverse park. A distinct array of plants and animals developed on the Olympic Peninsula because of its isolated location near glacial ice, the waters of Puget Sound, and the Strait of Juan de Fuca.
Read More - Click Here


  • 2020 Complete Commemorative Year Set (77 stamps), plus Heritage Supplement and black, split-back mounts 2020 Complete Commemorative Year Set Plus Supplement and Mounts

    Save the most time and money with this complete set!  You'll receive every commemorative stamp issued in 2020 (except for the non-se-tenant small panes) along with the 2020 supplement and mounts – all in one convenient order.  It’s the best way to keep your collection up to date.

    $69.95- $93.95
    BUY NOW
  • 1980s First Day Covers, Collection of 100 100 First Day Covers Issued During the 1980s
    Some of the stamps I saw in my set of 100 covers honored the 1980 Winter Olympics, paid tribute to the service of American veterans,  and recalled some of the United States’ most well-known first ladies (like Abigail Adams and Eleanor Roosevelt).  There was even a cover issued for the World Stamp Expo of 1989.  Order your set today.
    $49.95
    BUY NOW
  • U.S. Used Stamp Collection - 157 stamps U.S. Used Collection of 157 stamps

    You'll receive postally used stamps issued from 1890 to 2010 – that's 120 years of history to explore!  This collection includes definitive, commemorative, and Airmail stamps, plus a few other surprises.  You'll have a great time exploring the stamps and adding them to your collection.  Order today.

    $4.95
    BUY NOW

U.S. #3378a
33¢ Harlequin Duck
Pacific Coast Rain Forest
Nature of America
 
Issue Date: March 29, 2000
City: Seattle, WA
Quantity:
 10,000,000
Printed by: Banknote Corporation of America
Printing Method:
Lithographed
Perforations:
Serpentine die cut 11.25 x 11.5
Color: Multicolored
 
The Pacific coast rain forest is an area of pristine wilderness protected by the National Park Service. It lies on the Olympic peninsula of Washington state in the valleys of the Quinault, Queets, and Hoh rivers.
 
Between 140 and 167 inches (12 to 14 feet) of rain falls in this area each year. The temperature rarely drops below freezing during winter, and summertime highs are usually 80 degrees. The Olympic Mountains to the east protect the rain forest from severe weather.
 
Nearly every bit of space in the Pacific rain forest is inhabited by flora and fauna. Towering Sitka spruce and western hemlock trees, which can grow to 300 feet in height and 23 feet in circumference, dominate the landscape. Douglas fir, western red cedar, big leaf maple, red alder, vine maple, and black cottonwood trees can also be found in the forest. Mosses, lichens, and ferns are plentiful in the Pacific rain forest as well.
 
The rain forest is one of three distinct ecosystems of Olympic National Park. Glacier-capped mountains and over 60 miles of wild Pacific coast comprise the rest of this biologically diverse park. A distinct array of plants and animals developed on the Olympic Peninsula because of its isolated location near glacial ice, the waters of Puget Sound, and the Strait of Juan de Fuca.