Wonders of America Sheet
On May 27, 2006, the USPS issued a stamp sheet honoring 40 American natural and man-made superlatives.
The stamps were issued in Washington, DC during the 2006 World Philatelic Exhibition. While they don’t honor each of the 50 states specifically as previous large se-tenant sheets had, they do represent every region of the country.
Artist Lonnie Busch, who had created the artwork for the 2002 Greetings from America issue, illustrated the stamps. Each of the Wonders of America stamps features large lettering describing the superlative plus smaller type detailing the name or location of the featured subject. More information about each of the wonders was also printed on the backs of the stamps.
To accompany the stamps, the USPS also produced a 52-page coloring book for school children. The book was filled with neat information about all the stamps and their subjects, fun activities, and black and white versions of the stamps for children to color. You can find a PDF of the booklet here.
You can also click on the sheet above to read about each of the specific wonders.
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