Arago: Great Lakes Dunes Issue

Great Lakes Dunes Issue

On October 2, 2008, in Empire, Michigan, at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, the Postal Service issued the 42-cent Nature of America: Great Lakes Dunes commemorative stamps in ten designs. Ethel Kessler of Bethesda, Maryland, designed the stamps.

The stamps were available in a pressure-sensitive adhesive souvenir sheet of ten and a 13.95-dollar premium stamped postal card booklet of ten.

The Great Lakes Dunes was the tenth stamp pane in the Nature of America's educational series that features the beauty and complexity of major plant and animal communities in the United States. Previous issuances in the Nature of America series were Sonoran Desert (1999), Pacific Coast Rain Forest (2000), Great Plains Prairie (2001), Longleaf Pine Forest (2002), Arctic Tundra (2003), Pacific Coral Reef (2004), Northeast Deciduous Forest (2005), Southern Florida Wetlands (2006), and Alpine Tundra (2007).

Avery Dennison printed 35 million stamps using the gravure process.


Postal Bulletin (August 14, 2008).

Additional Records
  • Overview
  • 42c Great Lakes and Dues pane of ten
  • 42c Vesper Sparrow single
  • 42c Red Fox single
  • 42c Piping Plover single
  • 42c Eastern Hognose Snake single
  • 42c Common Mergansers single
  • 42c Spotted Sandpiper single
  • 42c Tiger Beetle single
  • 42c White-footed Mouse single
  • 42c Piping Plover Nestlings single
  • 42c Red Admiral Butterfly single

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