New Book and Stamped Postal Cards Honor America’s National Parks

May 20, 2010, 7:47 am

America’s national parks are the subject of stamped postal cards and a new
book released today by the U.S. Postal Service and the U.S. Department of the Interior’s National Park Service.

The Scenic American Landscapes Premium Stamped Postal Cards is a booklet of 20 cards with 10 designs is based on previously released international postage stamps, which are pre-printed on the cards.

The new book, The Grandest Things: Our National Parks in Words, Images, and Stamps, tells the fascinating story of America’s national parks through stamps and other memorabilia. It includes a visual tour of more than 75 parks and monuments. It also has a special stamp collecting section and comes with nine stamps with mounts, including the 8-cent 1972 Old Faithful/Yellowstone stamp.

The Grandest Things explores how our national park system began, the changes it has endured, and the astounding array of sites it includes—all through breathtaking images and historic stamps.