Gulf Coast Lighthouses to be on Stamps
Five Gulf Coast Lighthouses that stood defiant to the winds and surge of Hurricane Katrina will be commemorated on postage July 23 when the 44-cent First-Class stamps become available nationwide that day.
The U.S. Postal Service continues its popular series of lighthouse stamps by artist Howard Koslow with the 2009 issuance of five Gulf Coast Lighthouses commemorative stamps: Matagorda Island, TX; Sabine Pass, LA; Biloxi, MS; Sand Island, AL, and Fort Jefferson, FL. The stamp images are based on photographs taken one year following Katrina's devastation. The Biloxi Lighthouse was selected as the stamp dedication ceremony location for its ease to public access.
Koslow also painted the five Pacific Lighthouses stamps issued in 2007, as well as the five stamps in the 1990 Lighthouses booklet, the Great Lakes Lighthouses stamps issued in 1995, and the 2003 Southeastern Lighthouses stamps.
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