John Muir 1998 Postage Stamp
and First Day Covers
Reverse side of stamp reads:
"Often referred to as a father of national parks,
was a naturalist who championed
the wilderness and its preservation."
Designed by Carl Herrman, of Laguna Niguel, California. The first day of issue for the stamp was February 3, 1998 in Washington, D.C. Scott Number: 3182j
Background on the Stamp
The unveiling of this stamp was on Wednesday, January 7, 1998, at
John Muir National Historic Site, in Martinez, California. The stamp is part of the U.S. Postal Service stamp and education program "Celebrate the CenturyTM." The first day of issue for the stamp was actually nearly a month later, on Tuesday, February 3, 1998 in Washington, D.C., along with the other stamps of the "Celebrate the Century" 1900's series.
The "Celebrate the Century" program provided a series of stamps for each decade of the 1900s. See the United States Postal Service web site for more information.
First Day Covers
You can scroll through each of the covers below by starting with the beginning item.
It is unknown how many First Day Covers exist for this issue. Below is a sampling of those we have found so far. If you know of others, please send us a scan of it in JPEG format, or a color photocopy, for addition to this virtual collection.
Other Philatelic Collectibles
Muir was first featured on a 5 cent postage stamp in 1964.
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