Id like to go back and get stamps from the parks i visited before i had the passport. Each stamp features iconic national parks like arches, glacier bay, and acadia. The news resulted in the an order by the new zealand post office to destroy the stamps. These include national parks, preserves, wild rivers and historical sites. New zealand post childrens book festival stamps new. New zealand, a century of philately, a history of new zealand stamp collecting by w n strachan. It was part of a set of ten showing views in different national parks. The royal new zealand navy is the subject of this stamp issue. Our passport collection includes books, inserts, and the stamps to complete your book. Out of more than 400 national park system units, alaska has around two dozen areas with a collectible stamp for your national park service passport.
Randi minetor is the author of the ninebook passport to your. Ive visites several national parks on various vacations, but i didnt know about the nps passport program until about 4 years ago, which is when i started collecting stamps. I donate whenever theres a donation box, but im sure many people walk right on by. Theres about a oneinten chance of striking gold in. Passport books can be acquired at any of the park sites, or you can request a passport book before your visit by contacting us at email us. Philatelic societies includes names, addresses, contact phone numbers, and also where available meeting times and places for the 38 affiliated members of the new zealand philatelic federation.
I dont know the numbers nor do i seriously care about getting every single one in a particular park but so far have most of the washington dc ones, the historical ones in boston, sw florida ones everglades np etc, moab area national parks, sf downtown area, and. I had been familiar with national parks passport cancellation stamps for years, and i had even collected them on journal pages and national park unigrids the official np brochures in my travels over the years. Key tips before you embark on a walk, let someone responsible know where you are going, and when you intend to return. The remarkable results led to this unique stamp issue. It is hereby declared that the provisions of this act shall have effect for the purpose of preserving in perpetuity as national parks, for their intrinsic worth and for the benefit, use, and. New zealands national parks cover more than 30,000 square kilometres, full to the brim with beautiful, natural scenery ready to explore. National park pins page 2 shop americas national parks. As our whole family works to collect stamps at all the national parks we visit, the books will serve.
Alaska poses unique challenges for stamp collectors, because many of these sites are remote and costly to visit. The next year, national park year, visitation jumped to 6,095,201. Picture of the inside of the collectors edition each page has a spot for the park, the cancellation stamp, and the annual stamps issued from eastern national photo credit. Rare nz stamp fetches record price otago daily times. National park passport stamps western national parks store. She has visited more than 190 parks, collected more than 365 cancellation stamps, and seen some amazing sights, from artwork to battlefields and war artifacts. Mar 14, 2017 the 3d hms vanguard stamp has one of the most colourful stamp histories in the world. Postage stamps kiwi new zealand cool stuff comics cool things comic stamps comic books. At nearly all of the 419 american national park units of the united states, one or more national park passport stamps can be acquired at no cost at park visitor centers and ranger stations.
Mt cook national park is a mixture of ranges and deeply cut valleys, many of the latter carrying enormous glaciers. The cancellations record the parks name and date of your visit. Apr 28, 2016 designing the national parks stamp pane the national park system consists of more than 400 park sites. The set of national park service centennial stamps will be available on june 2, 2016. This the first of new zealands national parks originated with a gift of the mountain tops of tongariro 1968 metres, ngauruhoe 2290 metres and ruapehu 2796 metres by te heu heu tukino and associated maori chiefs in 1887. Entry fees to our national parks and scenic wonders. Collect, have fun, remember, and reminisce over your great park experiences. Keep track of all the national parks you have visited with this passport book. Passport to your national parks classic edition shop americas. The official and only comprehensive guide to 367 national parks by national park foundation staff and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at.
New zealand bellbird anthornis melanura new zealand health stamps 1966 mi. New zealands national parks cover more than 30000 square kilometres, full to the brim with beautiful, natural scenery ready to explore. Biographies of new zealanders who have changed or impacted the world as scientists, artists, designers, inventors, warriors, and adventurers. Lighthouses sister brand leuchtturm1917 offers an extensive assortment of attractive notebooks and planners, featuring a table of contents, page numbers, selfadhesive labels, inside pockets, bookmark ribbons, perforated sheets, acidfree paper, and more. About 2 mins into planning my trip, i discovered this gem. You can either click on the map, or on the text to access a state.
The united states issued this 5cent stamp scott number 744 on 30 july 1934. However the collectors edition provides a dedicated space for each national park stamp, meaning the entire book is a checklist for the parks. The designs were unveiled one at a time between april 4 and april 22, 2016. Kahurangi park has a mixture of terrain and landscapes that include coast, forests, and herb fields at higher levels, and rivers that can be described as unpredictable. Nz x 4 davo hingeless albums as new with slip cases pages 1855 2010 prev used.
The second largest of the new zealand national parks, and one of the newest, is kahurangi national park in the northwest of the south island. Arthurs pass national park is a mountaineering mecca, offering a huge choice of classic climbing routes, including specialised challenges for ice climbers and rock climbers. The stamps are similar in nature to passport stamps stamped in a travelers national passport. This past year weve been camping a lot and decided to pick up a national park passport. New zealand stamp dealers association studies the stamps and postal history of new zealand and its dependencies. But according to my earliest stamp not including the older ones i glued in, i bought my passport at kings mountain national military park in south carolina, while on a national. Released on november 6 1985 the four stamp denominations are 25c, 45c. They will make their debut at the world stamp show and will begin circulating in june. National parks passport book helps to plan your visit to the national parks.
Since 1986, the park passport has been a cherished heirloom for fans of our national parks the world over. National parks in new zealand things to see and do in. After you have collected all the stamps, present your completed passport to a park ranger to celebrate your achievement. Tongariro became new zealands first national park in 1887. As a frequent visitor to nz id have no problem paying for some kind of national parks pass. National parks map, adventure log, and passport book for kids, teens, adults, and seniors. Collectors of the stamps have formed a nonprofit social club, the national park travelers club, a group which holds annual conventions. But, legend has it that seven stamps were caught in the door of the destruction furnace and salvaged by a worker. This was the first set of stamps to honor americas national parks. Collect, have fun, remember, and reminisce over your great park experiences, and feel good knowing that the proceeds from your purchase will help our. Passport to your national parks stampable sticker sets 5 passport to your national parks classic edition and 2020 stamp set. Four stamps feature urewera national park 70c, mount cook national park.
Spend time in new zealands national parks and youll. I have to admit though, i got annoyed when they whomever they is began charging to access the buller gorge swing bridge near murchinson and turned it into an. The best national park books to inspire your next vacation posted on january 19, 2016 july 11, 2019 by asippl whenever we are looking for our next park to chase, it always seems like we look to the same places for ideas and inspiration. New zealands national parks showcase more than 30,000 square kilometres of diverse, natural scenery ready to explore by foot, boat, car or air. New zealands first national park, recognised as one of the 27 world heritage sites that are of both outstanding natural and cultural value. New zealand 188 1967 definitives tongariro national. Buy, sell, trade and exchange collectibles easily with colnect collectors community. It was super fun to get cancellation stamps and its a. Search for national parks filter by states mark the place as part of your bucket list, visited, or favorite show campgroundscampsites on the selected national park show campsites details including. National parks in new zealand things to see and do in new. Series 4 new zealand philatelic bulletin no 36 1986.
Eastern national is a 501c3 notforprofit cooperating association, that promotes the publics understanding and support of americas national parks and other public trust partners by providing quality educational experiences, products, and services. Our parent company, eastern national, is an official nonprofit education partner of the national park service. Gifted to the crown by te heuheu tukino iv, the park includes several sacred maori sites and three active volcanoes, ruapehu, ngauruhoe and tongariro. You dont have to purchase the passport book to collect stamps, but its by far the most common way for people to collect their cancellation stamps. With this pane of stamps, issued in 2016 to coincide with the centennial of the national park service, the u. Find out why we say details make all the difference. Americas national parks supports education and preservation efforts at nearly 170 national parks. National geographic complete national parks of the united states, 2nd edition. On the right the entrance to the chateau tongariro, the resort hotel in the tongariro national park. The stamps will go on sale nationwide june 2, 2016. The best national park books to inspire your next vacation. All stamps show national parks or plants, animals, artwork, objects and structures found in or associated with a national park.
Commemorate your trip to americas national parks with our collectible pins, featuring parks, monuments, historic sites, and more. Where to get your passport stamps national park service. The national parks act of 1980 was established in order to codify the purpose, governance and selection of national parks. The national parks pane of 16 stamps may not be split, and the stamps may not be sold individually. The passport to your national parks program is run by eastern national, a. Everything you purchase from the passport store books, commemorative stamps, apparel, collectibles and much more helps to support education and preservation at americas national parks. A total run of 39 million stamps of 2d, 3d, 5d and 6d values were made before the royal tour was cancelled in november 1948 after the king fell ill. The passport to your national parks annual stamp sets, dating back to 1986, feature vibrant images of some of americas most beautiful landscapes.
Focus number 1 april 1987 by new zealand post issuu. Jun 29, 2011 national parks across the country have stamping locations where you can record your visits with a cancellation stamp similar to a mark you find on stamped mail. National park passport stamps this is a complete list of all the us national parks, including passport stamps cancellations from the ones ive been to. New zealand, the great barrier island 189899 pigeon post stamps by j reg walker, 1968, 109pp.
National parks in new zealand things to see and do in new zealand. Just over one hundred years later, the park was awarded dual unesco world heritage status for both its cultural significance to the maori people, as well as its outstanding natural features. The firstdayofissue ceremony for the national parks forever stamps pane took place new york citys javits center on june 2 as part of the world stamp showny 2016, the worlds largest stamp. The passport to your national parks program promotes visitation to americas national parks. The passport book contains maps, photographs, park information, and spaces to collect the series of stamps issued each year. Plan, share, relive, imagine your time in new zealand nature better. Small fortunes hiding in old new zealand stamp collections. Kim and i started collecting these back in july 1999 and ive continued the tradition since then. Stamps, stickers and fun march 25, 2020 june 3, 20 linda we often link to affiliate products and. We have three locations with a variety of stamps for you to collect. Inside the book, its divided by different regional locations and provides information about several parks. Park bagging and passport stamping road tripping gets obsessivecompulsive. Cancellation stamps for the national parks passport book by eastern national. New zealand stamps and postal history stamp domain.
Etsy is the home to thousands of handmade, vintage, and oneofakind products and gifts related to your search. Stamps, parks, and a president white house historical. Beginning of a dialog window, including tabbed navigation to register an account or sign in to an existing account. Postal service is celebrating the national park services centennial by issuing 16 new forever stamps featuring national parks. How to choose the best national park passport for your. The 1934 national parks issue as a stamp collector, president franklin d. Peirce mill, 2401 tilden st, nw passport stamps are a fun way to remember your visit to rock creek park and other national parks.
New zealand royal new zealand air force 1987 souvenir sheet of. A national competition decided the 10 winners, whose ages range from five years to twelve years and whose homes span the length of the country. Mt cook itself is the nations highest peak and the pivot of new zealands main divide, the southern alps. Aug 16, 2016 i was forced to make a cross country trip due to a work situation.
It is hard to know if the stamp series encouraged americans to go to their national parks, but throughout the 1920s and into the early 1930s visitation had ranged between about 2 and 3 million a year. The passport book breaks up the country into nine regions, each of which is identified by a different color stamp. National parks usps forever stamps sheet of 16 postage stamps 2016. You can read about and view each of the national parks in more detail below. Old postage stamps value postage stamp collecting, postage. Complete set, 1934 national parks issue, 10v for sale at.
Im an avid photographer so i know the exact dates i. The stamp pane, designed by ethel kessler of bethesda, md, includes 16 stamp images featuring existing art or photography representing the regional diversity of the national park system. I just purchased the national park passport booklet before i took my family to sequoia and yosemite national parks. The centennial of new zealands national parks is the subject of the 1987 scenic stamp issue. Collect, have fun, remember, and reminisce over your great park.
Passport to your national parks road tripping gets obsessive. Roosevelt personally oversaw the selection of stamp subjects and designs during his administration. It begins by establishing the definition of a national park. This book is set up a little differentlyit has more educational contentand doesnt have a dedicated area for the cancellation stamps, but our kids turned the ranger autograph section into their special spot to collect the stamps. No matter what youre looking for or where you are in the world, our global marketplace of sellers can help you find unique and affordable options. New zealand architecture 1980 harbors 1980 christmas 1980 14c 17 c25 30c 25c 30 c35 50c 10 c25 35.
National park service stamping and various stamp books duration. Passport to your national parks classic expander pack. Based on a suggestion from a friend i decided to make the most of it and lined up a bunch of national parks to hit on my trip. Nov 01, 2005 karen midkiff is an avid national park cancellation stamp collector. Read on to discover the stories behind these stamps. Rare nz stamp fetches record price otago daily times online. We knocked out four national parks monuments on this trip. Decimal pictorials high values new zealand post stamps.
Feb 24, 2017 national park patch board part 1 02232017. Postal service encourages everyone to visit our national parks and discover or. Lighthouse publications world leaders in collectors. A national park pin is a great way to remember your first trip, or to build a collection as you travel across the us and visit all of americas beautiful national parks. Passport to your national parks americas national parks. This is your chance to get all 10 national parks single stamps issued in 1934. The cancellation stamps will be available in at least one spot in each park area.
The passport to your national parks program is run by eastern national, a nonprofit organization. Road trip with kids, travel with kids, family travel, family vacations, packing list for travel, rv travel, travel tips. National park stamps customize your passport with these national park stamps. Passport to your national parks collectors edition. There is a place for a stamp and a sticker for each national. National park passport booklet and cancellation stamps. Postal service will issue the national parks stamps forever priced at 47 cents in 16 designs, in a pressuresensitive adhesive psa pane of 16 stamps item 560600.
Postage stamps new zealand national parks art pieces how to apply mint commonwealth world travel. The americas national parks online store is your onestop shop for official passport gear. New zealand issued a 196066 definitive series with a 1pound value. New zealands national parks contain some of our most treasured wilderness areas. I started collecting them two years ago, after i moved to europe, because that makes complete sense. The new zealand post childrens book festival stamps first day cover was a glorious splash of colour. National parks across the country have stamping locations where you can record your visits with a cancellation stamp similar to a mark you find on stamped mail. When you visit a national park, get your passport canceled. National park passport stamps a comprehensive guide to. The passport to your national parks program is a popular way to preserve memories of visits to americas national parks. Tips for national park passport stampers visiting alaska. Tongariro national park ruapehu north island new zealand. Arthurs pass national park christchurch new zealand.133 1538 1135 1031 1556 570 693 820 874 523 108 811 942 1076 503 1214 736 757 976 653 162 146 786 1118 649 801 929 944 442 1116 659 274 527 509 1276