Topical Stamp Collectors Celebrate: 5 New National Monuments Designated

We were delighted last month by the news that President Obama had designated five new national monuments. Located in Delaware, Maryland, Ohio, New Mexico, and Washington, the monuments include historic sites that help tell the story of our shared cultural heritage, as well as natural spaces, now protected for future generations.

The new monuments are:

“These sites honor the pioneering heroes, spectacular landscapes and rich history that have shaped our extraordinary country,” said President Obama on March 25. “By designating these national monuments today, we will ensure they will continue to inspire and be enjoyed by generations of Americans to come.”

To celebrate the newest additions, we’ve created a (digital) topical collection of related stamps:


Can you match each stamp to the correct national monument? Which stamps would you add to the collection?

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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.