1972 11¢ National Parks
Issue Date: May 3, 1972
First City: Honaunau, Hawaii
Quantity Issued: 78,210,000
Printed by: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Lithographed, engraved (Giori)
Color: Orange and multicolored
This stamp commemorates the 100th anniversary of National Parks and honors the City of Refuge, a National Historic Park established in 1961 at Honaunau, island of Hawaii. The City of Refuge contains the platforms of three temples and the remains of dwellings of great chiefs. The stamp design features the old Hawaiian god “Kii,” who protected those who broke taboo customs by enabling them to obtain purification from temple priests.