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United States Lighthouse Pictorial Postmarks 2017

The United States Postal Service offers pictorial postmarks to commemorate local events celebrated in communities throughout the nation. A listing of the current pictorials is located in the Postal Bulletin issued twice monthly. The Bulletin contains a great deal of information, including new stamp issues and information about how to obtain the pictorial postmarks.

In August of 2017 four such postmarks were produced for the American Philatelic Society show in Richmond, Virginia. One postmark was issued for each day of the show which ran from August 3rd through August 6th. As part of each postmark is included the show’s logo which features a lighthouse.

USA 2017 American Philatelic Society Stamp Show at Richmond, Virginia

USA 2017 American Philatelic Society Stamp Show at Richmond, Virginia

USA 2017 American Philatelic Society Stamp Show at Richmond, Virginia

USA 2017 American Philatelic Society Stamp Show at Richmond, Virginia

2017 United States Lighthouse Stamp

On July 12 2017 the United States Postal Service issued a sheet of 12 stamps to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of American artist Andrew Wyeth. Each of the stamps features one of Wyeth’s paintings. One of the stamps shows the painting “Sailor’s Valentine” and prominently displays Tenants Harbor Lighthouse, also known as Southern Island Lighthouse. The light, first constructed in 1857 on the coast of Maine, was deactivated in 1933 and was purchased by Andrew Wyeth in 1978. He died in 2009 and the light is currently owned by his son Jamie.

Tenants Harbor (Southern Island) L/H | Sc 5212f, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 12 July 2017 Tenants Harbor (Southern Island) L/H | Sc 5212f, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 12 July 2017

Tenants Harbor (Southern Island) L/H | Sc 5212, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 12 July 2017 Tenants Harbor (Southern Island) L/H | Sc 5212, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 12 July 2017

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