Familiar Big Bend spot gets (postage) stamp of approval

Familiar Big Bend spot gets (postage) stamp of approval


This new Priority Mail stamp depicting Santa Elena Canyon at Big Bend National Park will be released in January 2020. Photo courtesy US Postal Service

One of my favorite places will appear on a postage stamp in 2020.

I’ve stood in the middle of the Rio Grande, taking in the exact same image of the high rock walls closing in on Santa Elena Canyon of Big Bend National Park that’s depicted in a new Priority Mail and Priority Mail Express Flat Rate shipping stamp unveiled this week.

U.S. Postal Service art director Greg Breeding designed the stamp and Dan Cosgrove did the artwork.

Another stamp depicting the Grand Island Ice Caves, on Lake Superior in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, was also unveiled. Both stamps will be released on Saturday Jan. 18, 2020 and available online at www.usps.com/shopor at your local post office.



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