National Parks Centennial Stamps released

Yogi Bear and Park Ranger would be delighted to see the National Parks Centennial Stamps released today, June 02, 2016 at the World Stamp Show-NY 2016.    There are 16 Forever® stamps in the National Parks Centennial Stamps set.  In parallel to the reveal at the World Stamp Show there were individual First-Day-of-Issue events held including Yellowstone National Park Stamp Dedication Ceremony today.

You can watch the reveal  – there is a replay from today – to watch the World Stamp Show webcast:  Revealing the National Parks Stamps LIVE! – World Stamp Show webcast.    It is exciting to see these stamps released as part of the Centennial this year – the National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016.

Included in National Parks Centennial Stamps released blog postYears ago I know I must have written letters to my pen pal about Yogi Bear – if I didn’t I surely should have back then as I loved to watch those episodes!   I’ve included a short intro video of Yogi Bear at the end of today’s blog post.  There is even a Centennial Junior Ranger Activity Book available for free download from the National Park Service!

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“The National Parks stamps celebrate the more than 400 national parks in the United States—breathtaking vistas and landscapes of unparalleled beauty and also monuments, historic sites, memorials, battlefields, and more.”

“With this sheet of stamps, issued in 2016 to coincide with the centennial of the National Park Service, the U.S. Postal Service® encourages everyone to visit our national parks and discover—or rediscover—abundant opportunities for exploration, learning, and fun.”

“This sheet includes 16 different stamps, all of them showing views of national parks or plants, animals, artwork, objects, and structures found in or associated with a national park. Small type on the margin of each stamp indicates its location.”

#FindYourPark – For a complete listing of locations and photographers click here.   It is amazing to see all the locations listed!

It looks like the National Parks Centennial Stamps would make a great destination list of making sure to have visited all 16 of these locations – and great topics of conversations for writing about in our letters too!
Anchors Aweigh,  


Attribution & Thank you to the following who are referenced today National Parks Centennial Stamps released

Image above upper left of National Parks US Postal Service @USPS @USPSStamps 47c Forever Stamps  First-Day-of-Issue June 02, 2016

US Postal Service – World Stamp Show webcast:  Revealing the National Parks Stamps LIVE! – World Stamp Show webcast  Thursday, June 2, 2016, 11 am EDT   –  Jacob C. Javits Convention Center – New York, NY

Yellowstone National Park Stamp Dedication Ceremony  06/02/2016 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM 

Centennial Junior Ranger Activity Book

Twitter @USPS 4:38 PM – 2 Jun 2016 Tweet “Today’s #NPSstamps @WorldStampN in 4 pictures! Did you visit a National Park today? Share your photo! #FindYourPark” 

YouTube The Yogi Bear Show (1961) – Intro (Opening) posted by CartoonsIntros, Uploaded on Mar 22, 2011



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