Philosateleia
Kevin Blackston
PO Box 17544
San Antonio TX 78217-0544
United States of America

Philosateleian Post celebrates Grand Canyon National Park centennial

San Antonio-based Philosateleian Post will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the establishment of Grand Canyon National Park next month with the release of a special local post stamp marking the park’s centennial. The planned first day of issue is May 15, 2019.

The stamp’s vignette is based on a photograph taken by Philosateleian Post proprietor Kevin Blackston during a cross-country trip in the 1990s.

Philosateleian Post stamp picturing the Grand Canyon in Arizona
Grand Canyon National Park Centennial

“Grand Canyon National Park was the first of America’s national parks that I had the opportunity to see in person,” says Blackston. “Some people say it’s just a big hole in the ground, but there is a certain beauty and immenseness that certainly justifies a visit.”

Grand Canyon National Park was officially established in February 1919. It is the third national park to be featured on a Philosateleian Post stamp, following Yosemite National Park in 2014 and Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 2016.

Technical Specifications

Format: sheets of 36 (6×6). Design size: 36×28 mm. Separation method: perforated 12. Adhesive: water-activated dry gum. Printing method: inkjet.

Philatelic Services

To receive a mint single of Philosateleian Post’s Grand Canyon National Park Centennial stamp, or for first day cover service, send either $2 or a self-addressed stamped envelope and your request to:

Kevin Blackston
Philosateleian Post
PO Box 17544
San Antonio TX 78217-0544
United States of America

Published 2019-04-10

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