Henry David Thoreau Stamp, Forever USA, 2017
The U.S. postal service celebrated the bicentennial year of Thoreau's birth with a Forever stamp, released on May 23, 2017. The first-day-issue stamp dedication ceremony took place at the Walden Pond State Reservation Visitors Center. Thoreau, born July 12, 1817, lived at Walden Pond from 1845-1847. His experience there served as the inspiration for his book Walden.
"Thoreau was one of the great thinkers in this country's history on a wide variety of subjects, and the expression on his face in the stamp image captures his introspective and inquisitive nature," said U.S. Postal Service General Counsel and Executive Vice President Thomas J. Marshall. "Thoreau encouraged everyone to lead more thoughtful and considered lives. Given the pace of today's world, the many demands on our time, and sometimes conflicting priorities, I am sure we could all benefit from his advice."
Ed Begley, Jr. a board member of the Walden Woods Project, said "Thoreau holds a significant place in the history of our country. The commemorative stamp not only celebrates the 200th anniversary of his birth, but reminds us of his continuing influence regarding 21st century global environmental and social reform challenges."
|First Day Cover by KSC Cachets|
|First Day Cover by Jerryscovers|
Dual - 2017 and 1967 Stamp - First Day Cover by KSC Cachets
|Henry David Thoreau Stamp, USA 1967|
|First Day Cover by Fleetwood|
|First Day Cover by Artcraft|
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