Dover, New Hampshire (PRWEB) July 12, 2013 – The Lighthouse Preservation Society announces the release of a new set of U.S. postage stamps on Saturday, July 13th, entitled “The Lighthouses of New England,” which is the latest installment of the Lighthouses of America stamp series that the nonprofit organization has successfully nominated.
The stamps feature one historic lighthouse from each of the coastal New England states, including the Portland Head Light in Maine, the Portsmouth Harbor Light in New Hampshire, the Boston Light in Massachusetts, the Point Judith Light in Rhode Island, and the New London Harbor Light in Connecticut.
It is the 6th set of 5 American lighthouse stamps that have been issued so far, depicting lighthouses from the various regions of the United States.
The first set of stamps, nominated by The Lighthouse Preservation Society, a nonprofit organization, appeared in 1990, in celebration of America’s Lighthouse Bicentennial, which the group orchestrated nationally. It was followed by additional sets of regional lighthouse stamps in 1995, 2003, 2007, 2009, and 2013, for a total of 30 stamps, making the American Lighthouses series one of the most popular stamp series in the history of the U.S. Postal Service.
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