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United Nations Postal Service 2003 Issue
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World Heritage U.S.A.

The United Nations Postal Service has issued six new stamps that have postage values of 37 and 60 cents, 0.90 and 1.30 f.s., and 0.55 and 0.75 Euro named "World Heritage U.S.A." on the 24th of October 2003. These new stamps depict six World Heritage sites in the United States of America. The stamp designs are listed as follows:

  • Yosemite - a national park located in California's Sierra Nevada Mountains. The park has a grand collection of waterfalls, meadows and forests that include groves of giant sequoia trees, the world's largest living things.
  • Hawaii Volcanoes - located in the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park in Hawaii is an area of outstanding beauty.Two of the worlds most active volcanoes, Mauna Loa (4,170 meters high) and Kilauea, tower over the Pacific Ocean at this site. These Volcanoes have many Volcanic eruptions which is constantly changing the surrounding landscape. The Park consist of subtropical rainforests that provide habitats for several threatened and native species.
  • Great Smoky Mountains - Great Smoky Mountains National Park is located in the states of North Carolina and Tennessee and covers more then 800 square miles. It has a large forest that produces a haze all around the mountain peaks and valleys. There are many different species of plants,flowers, trees, animinals and fish in the area.
  • Yellostone- located in the state of Wyoming. Yellowstone National Park covers more than 9,000 square kilometers. It has hot springs, geysers and geyser basins, lava formations, lakes, waterfalls, rivers and river canyons. It also is the habitat for many different kinds of animals which include grizzly bears, wolves, bison and wapiti. It is consider to be a super Volcanoe because of the large bubble of molten rock that is 11,000 feet below the earth's surface. This molten pocket of rock warms and boils water from rain and snow that seeps down in the earth resulting in surface hot springs and geysers.
  • Olympic- located in the state of Washington and covers nearly 1400 square miles. Olympic National Park was named after Mount Olympus (2,428 meters high) which dominates the park. The park has a forests filled with beautiful cone evergreen trees that contain huge herds of wapiti. Many large active glaciers overhang on the mountain cliffs creating a spectacular view.
  • Everglades- located in the state of Florida and covers nearly 1.4 million acres. The Everglades is really an example of a spectacular ecosystem. It consist of freshwater which is 6 inches deep and 50 miles wide that flows slowly across the southern tip of Florida. It landscape consist of Sawgrass marshes, pine forests and mangrove islands which support a variety of wildlife such as birds reptiles and the threatened species such as the manatee.


The "World Heritage U.S.A." stamps can be purchased as a single stamp, Sheets of 20, Prestige Booklets, Annual Collection Folders,or FDC. The size of each stamp is 44.25mm x 25.15mm with a perforation size of 14. The stamps will be printed by De La Rue Global Services, UK using the offset lithography printing process.

USA World Heritage FDC Stamp


To order these stamps or to learn more go to www.un.org/Depts/UNPA. Use the Universal currency conversion tool at www.xe.com/ucc/convert.cgi to convert currency.

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