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Bandelier National Monument now on a Forever Stamp

SANTA FE, N.M. — The new Bandelier National Monument Forever Stamp was previewed Thursday as the fourth of 16 Forever Stamp images to be revealed over a three-week period to celebrate the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary.

This is also Bandelier’s Centennial.

The stamp image copyrighted by the Postal Service is a 1935-36 pastel-on-paper depiction by Naumer (1907-90) of the adobe visitor center in Frijoles Canyon.

“We were very excited to hear that Bandelier had been included in this one-time issue of Forever Stamps, especially since it is our Centennial, as well as the Centennial of the whole National Park Service,” Bandelier Superintendent Jason Lott said in a statement. “We’re really looking forward to the release date in June and seeing mail being sent all over the country with stamps celebrating this really special place.”

The June 2 first-day-of-issue ceremony for the national parks stamps will take place at New York City’s Javits Center as part of World Stamp Show-NY 2016.

Dedication ceremonies also will take place at or near each of the National Parks depicted on the stamps.

Other national park Forever Stamps previewed so far include those for Acadia National Park, Arches National Park and Assateague Island National Seashore.

For more information on Bandelier’s Centennial activities, check the park’s website at www.nps.gov/band  or like the park’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/BandelierNPS.

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