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?