The U-S Postal Service is unveiling a set of postage stamps today at the Naples Zoo. It’s the first time a national stamp unveiling will take place in Collier County. The ten commemorative stamps feature plants and animals commonly seen in the Everglades. Post Office Spokesman Mark Saunders says it’s a beautiful piece of artwork – something for collectors to hold onto.
“it’s one sheet of stamps that looks like a portrait – it looks like a typical Florida everglades scene and you’ve these 21 creatures all within a few feet of each other – its kind of a like a Where’s Waldo of the Florida everglades.”
The stamps may also, of course, be peeled off and mailed. The Naples Zoo is offering free admission in honor of the ceremony. And guests at the 11-o-clock dedication include a Florida crocodile. The Southern Florida Wetland Stamp pane is the 8th in the post office’s Nature of America series.
A new postage stamp goes on sale for the first time tomorrow (today) in Naples. The Southern Florida Wetland commemorative stamps will be unveiled at the Naples Zoo. Postal Service Spokesman Mark Saunders says the sheet of ten stamps is destined for collections.
“It’s a beautiful painted image of the scene around the florida everglades, ten of these animals depicted on the stamp pane are actual peel off stamps you can use for postage but I don’t anyone that buys one will really want to use it as postage, I think they’ll want it as a really neat souvenir or collectible.”
Saunders says collectors buy about 200-million-dollars worth of stamps every year – saving the U-S-P-S that much money in services. Admission to the Naples Zoo is free tomorrow, in honor of the first-day-of-issue dedication ceremony which takes place at 11.
Wednesday, 04 October 2006 01:00
New Postage StampWritten by WGCU Newsroom