#5267 – 2018 First-Class Forever Stamp - Bioluminescent Life: Mushrooms

Condition
Price
Qty
- Mint Stamp(s)
Ships in 1-2 business days.i$2.50
$2.50
- Used Single Stamp(s)
Ships in 1-2 business days.i$1.95
$1.95
Mounts - Click Here
Condition
Price
Qty
- MM637215x32mm 25 Horizontal Strip Black Split-Back Mounts
Ships in 1-2 business days.i
$7.95
$7.95
- MM62147x32mm 50 Horizontal Black Split-Back Mounts
Ships in 1-2 business days.i
$4.75
$4.75
- MM420747x32mm 50 Horizontal Clear Bottom-Weld Mounts
Ships in 1-2 business days.i
$4.75
$4.75
 

 

#5267 – Mushrooms

2018 50c Bioluminescent Life

 

Value:  50¢ 1-ounce first-class letter rate- Forever

Issued:  February 22, 2018

First Day City:  Fort Pierce, FL

Type of Stamp: Commemorative

Printed by:  Banknote Corporation of America

Method:  Offset 

Format:  Pane of 20

Self-Adhesive

Quantity Printed:  40,000,000 stamps

 

In warmer climates around the world, dozens of varieties of bioluminescent mushrooms light up the dense, dark forest floors.

 

Of the more than 100,000 known spices of mushrooms around the globe, about 80 of them are known to exhibit bioluminescence.  While these mushrooms can be found all over the world (including in America), most are found in the tropics – specifically Brazil, Southeast Asia, and Australia. 

Different species glow in different ways.  Some glow just in the caps or part of the caps, some glow just in the stems, and others glow all over.  The majority of mushrooms glow green, but some have been found to glow blue, red, or yellow.  While their glow can only be seen at night, most mushrooms glow 24 hours a day.

 

Over the years, scientists have speculated as to why some species of mushrooms glow.  A 2017 study found that some species of mushrooms glow to attract insects that can spread its spores.  They also believe the glow could be used to scare away animals that might eat it.  The glow could also be how the mushrooms release energy. 

 

Glowing mushrooms are sometimes called foxfire.  But the names of certain species can be as colorful as they are varied, with names such as eternal light, bleeding fairy helmet, and jack-o-lantern mushroom.

Read More - Click Here


  • 2020 First-Class Forever Stamps - Winter Scenes 2020 First-Class Forever Stamps - Winter Scenes

    In 2020, the United States Postal Service issued a set of 10 new Forever stamps picturing winter scenes.  Add these popular stamps to your collection now!

    $8.50- $64.95
    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

 

 

#5267 – Mushrooms

2018 50c Bioluminescent Life

 

Value:  50¢ 1-ounce first-class letter rate- Forever

Issued:  February 22, 2018

First Day City:  Fort Pierce, FL

Type of Stamp: Commemorative

Printed by:  Banknote Corporation of America

Method:  Offset 

Format:  Pane of 20

Self-Adhesive

Quantity Printed:  40,000,000 stamps

 

In warmer climates around the world, dozens of varieties of bioluminescent mushrooms light up the dense, dark forest floors.

 

Of the more than 100,000 known spices of mushrooms around the globe, about 80 of them are known to exhibit bioluminescence.  While these mushrooms can be found all over the world (including in America), most are found in the tropics – specifically Brazil, Southeast Asia, and Australia. 

Different species glow in different ways.  Some glow just in the caps or part of the caps, some glow just in the stems, and others glow all over.  The majority of mushrooms glow green, but some have been found to glow blue, red, or yellow.  While their glow can only be seen at night, most mushrooms glow 24 hours a day.

 

Over the years, scientists have speculated as to why some species of mushrooms glow.  A 2017 study found that some species of mushrooms glow to attract insects that can spread its spores.  They also believe the glow could be used to scare away animals that might eat it.  The glow could also be how the mushrooms release energy. 

 

Glowing mushrooms are sometimes called foxfire.  But the names of certain species can be as colorful as they are varied, with names such as eternal light, bleeding fairy helmet, and jack-o-lantern mushroom.