Arago: Endangered Species Issue

Endangered Species Issue

The Postal Service issued fifteen 32-cent Endangered Species commemorative stamps, on October 2, 1996, in San Diego, California, kicking-off National Stamp Collecting Month. The stamps, printed by Ashton-Potter (USA), Ltd., in the offset process, went on sale nationwide the same day.

Designed by James Balog of Boulder, Colorado, the stamps feature fifteen pictures of wildlife found on the Endangered Species list of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. The stamps are based on actual photographs taken by James Balog, a preeminent wildlife photographer. Featured on the stamps are the Black-footed ferret, Schaus swallowtail butterfly, Brown pelican, San Francisco garter snake, Ocelot, Gila trout, Hawaiian monk seal, Thick-bille parrot, California condor, Wyoming toad, Woodland caribou, Florida manatee, Piping plover, Florida panther, and American crocodile.


Postal Bulletin (August 29, 1996).

Additional Records
  • Overview
  • 32c American Crocodile single
  • 32c Endangered Species pane of fifteen
  • 32c Black-footed Ferret single
  • 32c Thick-billed Parrot single
  • 32c Hawaiian Monk Seal single
  • 32c Ocelot single
  • 32c Schaus Swallowtail Butterfly single
  • 32c Wyoming Toad single
  • 32c Brown Pelican single
  • 32c California Condor single
  • 32c Gila Trout single

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