#5258 – 2018 $24.70 Sleeping Bear Dunes

Condition
Price
Qty
- Mint Stamp(s)
Ships in 1 business day. i$42.50
$42.50
3 More - Click Here
Mounts - Click Here
Condition
Price
Qty
- MM64125 Horizontal Strip Mounts, Black, Split-back, 215 x 38 millimeters (8-7/16 x 1-1/2 inches)
Ships in 1 business day. i
$7.75
$7.75
 


US #5258 – Sleeping Bear Dunes

2018 $24.70 Priority Mail Express

 

 

Value:  $24.70 Priority Mail Express rate

Issued:  January 21, 2018

First Day City:  Kansas City, MO

Type of Stamp:  Definitive

Printed by:  Ashton Potter

Method:  Offset 

Format:  Pane of 4

Self-Adhesive

Quantity Printed:  1,260,000 stamps

 

A long the northwest coast of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, the Sleeping Bear Dunes are a place of ancient lore and beautiful views.

 

The legend of the Sleeping Bear Dunes comes from the Chippewa people.  In their tale, a giant fire raged on the western shore of Lake Michigan.  To escape the blaze, a mother bear and her two cubs jumped into the lake and began to swim to safety on the opposite shore. 

 

The swim was too much for the cubs, who became tired and drowned.  The mother bear reached the shore and waited on the bluffs, but her cubs never arrived.  The Great Spirit was impressed by the mother bear’s faith and created two islands (North and South Manitou Islands) to honor the cubs.  Over time, wind covered the mother in sand, where she still waits for her cubs.

 

Established as a National Lakeshore in 1970, Sleeping Bear Dunes has been called one of the best-kept secrets in the US.  The 50,000 acres of land is home to 64 miles of beaches, two islands, and 26 inland lakes.  Over 1.5 million people visit Sleeping Bear Dunes annually for year-round activities including hiking, fishing, kayaking, skiing, and snowshoeing. 

 

Good Morning America named Sleeping Bear Dunes America’s most beautiful place in 2011, helping the area become a popular national tourist attraction.

Read More - Click Here

  • 450 Black Mounts, Split-back, containing one pack each of MM501 through MM509 450 Archival-Quality Mystic Mounts

    Mystic mounts are the best way to keep your stamps safe and looking great for years to come.  Stamps are held securely in place against a black background – making the colors "pop" and adding definition to perforations.  With this mount package you'll get 50 split-back mounts of each size collectors most commonly use.

    $29.50
    BUY NOW
  • 2017 Commemorative Year Set 2017 U.S. Commemorative Year Set

    Get every US commemorative stamp issued in 2017.  Each stamp showcases important history, people, and events from American culture.  With this set you'll receive stamps from popular series like Lunar New Year and Love.  Plus you'll receive the Nebraska and Mississippi Statehood stamps, Dorothy Height, John F. Kennedy, and more.  It's the convenient and affordable way to keep your collection up to date.

    $31.95- $55.95
    BUY NOW
  • 1847 5¢ Benjamin Franklin, red-brown, thin bluish wove paper, imperforate U.S. #1 - First U.S. Postage Stamp

    On July 1, 1847, the first US postage stamps went on sale.  The 5¢ issue of 1847 (US #1) features a portrait of Benjamin Franklin, the man responsible for organizing America's postal service back in the 1700s.  Postal clerks used scissors to cut the stamps from sheets, as perforations weren't in use yet.  Today, US #1 is a valued piece of American postal history and a lucky find in any condition.

    $450.00- $7,395.00
    BUY NOW

 


US #5258 – Sleeping Bear Dunes

2018 $24.70 Priority Mail Express

 

 

Value:  $24.70 Priority Mail Express rate

Issued:  January 21, 2018

First Day City:  Kansas City, MO

Type of Stamp:  Definitive

Printed by:  Ashton Potter

Method:  Offset 

Format:  Pane of 4

Self-Adhesive

Quantity Printed:  1,260,000 stamps

 

A long the northwest coast of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, the Sleeping Bear Dunes are a place of ancient lore and beautiful views.

 

The legend of the Sleeping Bear Dunes comes from the Chippewa people.  In their tale, a giant fire raged on the western shore of Lake Michigan.  To escape the blaze, a mother bear and her two cubs jumped into the lake and began to swim to safety on the opposite shore. 

 

The swim was too much for the cubs, who became tired and drowned.  The mother bear reached the shore and waited on the bluffs, but her cubs never arrived.  The Great Spirit was impressed by the mother bear’s faith and created two islands (North and South Manitou Islands) to honor the cubs.  Over time, wind covered the mother in sand, where she still waits for her cubs.

 

Established as a National Lakeshore in 1970, Sleeping Bear Dunes has been called one of the best-kept secrets in the US.  The 50,000 acres of land is home to 64 miles of beaches, two islands, and 26 inland lakes.  Over 1.5 million people visit Sleeping Bear Dunes annually for year-round activities including hiking, fishing, kayaking, skiing, and snowshoeing. 

 

Good Morning America named Sleeping Bear Dunes America’s most beautiful place in 2011, helping the area become a popular national tourist attraction.