WASHINGTON — Wild horses of Maryland’s and Virginia’s Assateague Island National Seashore were previewed today as the third of 16 Forever Stamp images to be revealed over a three-week period to celebrate the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary. A photograph by Tim Fitzharris of Fayetteville, AR, was used to create the image.
Assateague Island National Seashore, MD and VA
This barrier island is a tale of constant movement and change. Explore sandy beaches, salt marshes, maritime forests and coastal bays. Bands of wild horses freely roam amongst plants and native animals that have adapted to a life of sand, salt and wind. Visit this linkfor more information about Assateague Island National Seashore. Other National Park Forever Stamps previewed to date include Acadia National Park and Arches National Park.
The June 2 first-day-of-issue ceremony for the National Parks Forever Stamps pane will take place at New York City’s Javits Center at 11 a.m. as part of World Stamp Show-NY 2016.Dedication ceremonies also will take place at or near each of the National Parks depicted on the stamps. Individuals are asked to spread the news on social media by using the hashtags #NPSStamps, #FindYourPark and #NPS100.
World Stamp Show-NY 2016 will take place May 28 – June 4. Held only once a decade, this mega event is not to be missed by beginners through advanced stamp collectors alike. There will be something for everyone there, no matter what you collect. Stamp collecting is a hobby for a lifetime. No matter what your specialty, you’ll find it at the show.