Nature and the Environment

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The Pacific Coast Rainforest stamps

Find resources about nature and the environment on the National Postal Museum's website.

October 20, 2017 - July 14, 2019

This exhibition highlighted the variety of flowering plants commemorated on US postage stamps during the past 50 years and explores artistic themes that emerged during this period. For example, the artwork portrays a variety of...

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The Postal Service issued the 55-cent semi-postal stamp Save Vanishing Species on September 20, 2011, in Washington, DC. Derry Noyes of Washington, DC designed the stamp. Each semi-postal stamp was valid for postage at the first-class rate and included a surcharge. The net proceeds from the surcharge were transferred to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to support the Multinational Species Conservation Funds, in accordance with the Multinational Species Conservation Funds Semipostal Stamp Act of 2010.

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Just over 30 years ago, the United States Postal Service (USPS) unveiled The North American Wildlife Issue at the 1987 Canadian Association for Philatelic Exhibition (CAPEX). This 50 pane series features the work of renowned wildlife artist Chuck Ripper and with beautiful accuracy showcases the diverse wildlife populations in North America. It commemorates and highlights the animals that make our National Parks and backyards a stunning and lively landscape.