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US Post Issues a New Stamp Series: New England Coastal Lighthouses

United States Postal Services announced  the issuance on Saturday, July 13,  of the New England Coastal Lighthouse Forever stamps.

The sixth issuance in the lighthouse series features five New England Coastal Lighthouses: Portland Head (Cape Elizabeth, ME); Portsmouth Harbor (New Castle, NH); Boston Harbor (Boston, MA); Point Judith (Narragansett, RI) and New London Harbor (New London, CT).

Portland Head

Portland Head was established in 1791, being Maine’s oldest lighthouse.

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Portsmouth Harbor

Although citizens of Portsmouth Harbor had demanded a lighthouse as early as 1721, only 50 years later the Portsmouth Harbor’s first beacon was lit.

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Boston Harbor

Boston Harbor Light it’s North America’s first true light station. It was built in 1716 because of the city’s business community urging.

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Point Judith

Point Judith Lighthouse guards a dangerous area of the Atlantic, this area seeing many shipwrecks, even after the addition of the lighthouse.

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New London Harbor

New London Harbor is Connecticut’s oldest and tallest lighthouse, originally established in 1761.

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United States Post Stamp Issue Dedicated to Johnny Cash

The Johnny Cash (Forever) stamp is being issued this year by United States Post as part of the exciting new Music Icons stamp series.

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Johnny Cash was an American singer-songwriter, actor, and author, considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. He is primarily remembered as a country music icon, but his songs and sound spanned other genres including rock and roll, blues, folk, and gospel.

Cash was known for his deep, distinctive bass-baritone voice and for his dark performance clothing, which earned him the nickname “The Man in Black”. He usually began his concerts with the phrase “Hello, I’m Johnny Cash.”, followed by his standard “Folsom Prison Blues”.

Resembling the appearance of a 45 rpm record sleeve, the square stamp features a photograph taken by Frank Bez during the photo session for Ring of Fire: The Best of Johnny Cash (1963).