Heritage and Landscape

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The Hawaiian Rain Forests stamps were issued on September 1, 2010.

The natural environment plays an important role in the culture and traditions of Hawaii. As seen in the Hawaiian Rain forests issue, the places, vegetation, and wildlife of Hawaii create a beautiful landscape that makes it unique.

 
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11-cent National Parks Centennial stamp

Another landscape, that of Hawaii’s historic City of Refuge, is depicted on the 11-cent airmail stamp. The City of Refuge, now a national park, long served as a sanctuary for early Hawaiians seeking purification from temple priests after breaking a taboo and also as a place to escape from enemies. This notion is expressed on the stamp with its portrayal of a statute of Ki’i, an ancient god of the Hawaiian people.

 
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The 80-cent Diamond Head, Honolulu airmail stamp was issued on March 26, 1952.

Known for its breathtaking beauty is Honolulu’s Diamond Head, shown on this 80-cent air mail stamp. This stamp, along with the 20-cent Hawaii state bird and flower stamp, illustrate the natural beauty of Hawaii.

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This 20-cent Hawaii stamp was issued on April 14, 1982, as part of the State Birds and Flowers issue.