Popular Lighthouses Stamps Will Return in 2013

We know that many of you really love the lighthouses stamps, so for 2013 we created another set just for you! Celebrate the history—and mystery—of New England’s coastal lighthouses with five new stamps featuring detailed illustrations of the Boston Harbor, Portland Head, New London Harbor, Point Judith, and Portsmouth Harbor lights.


Each of the five new stamps features an original acrylic painting by Howard Koslow based on recent photographs of the lighthouses. In addition to many other stamp projects, Koslow has produced the art for the entire Lighthouses series: the five lighthouses in the 1990 stamp booklet; the Great Lakes Lighthouses stamps issued in 1995; the Southeastern Lighthouses stamps in 2003; the Pacific Lighthouses stamps in 2007; and the Gulf Coast Lighthouses stamps in 2009.

The New England Coastal Lighthouses stamps will be issued later this year as Forever® stamps. (Forever stamps are always equal in value to the current First-Class Mail one-ounce rate.)

Aren’t these stamps gorgeous?! How many of the lighthouses have you seen in person?

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About USPS Stamps

The Postal Service™ is proud of its role in portraying the American experience to a world audience through the issuance of postage stamps and postal stationery. Each year the Postal Service issues commemorative stamps reflecting subjects of national significance and appeal. More than 160 years of stamp development has yielded an incredible archive of imagery and commentary reflecting American culture and society. Even in this fast-changing world, stamps are still a versatile and convenient method of postage. And stamp collecting is a lifetime hobby that is fun and educational for all ages. Stamp collecting is easy to start without a big investment. It is also a great way to learn about the world and its many wonders, opening the door to an exciting universe of history, science, geography, the arts, technology, and sports. Our mission is to provide universal service that is prompt, reliable, efficient, affordable, and self-sustaining. Throughout its history the Postal Service has grown with the nation, binding it together by ensuring that everyone, everywhere, has the same ability to communicate regardless of technological change.

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