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Idaho Scene Featured On New U.S. Postage Stamp

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By Paul Johnson

Idaho (KMVT-TV) - A postage stamp featuring an Idaho scene will be available the first of October. A scene from Idaho featuring log rafts traveling down a river will appear on a sheet of 15 Earthscapes postage stamps that depict America’s diverse landscapes in a whole new way — from several hundred feet in the sky to several hundred miles in space. Each stamp’s unique perspective makes it a window into a world most Americans never get to see. The Earthscapes stamps go on sale at Post Offices nationwide beginning Oct. 1, 2012. The Idaho scene offers a window into the past because this method of transport has largely died out. Today, the timber industry relies on rail and roads to transport tree products from forests to sawmills. Tom Brakefield of Hendersonville, TN, took the photo while a passenger in an ultra-light aircraft. He encountered steep canyons and strong winds when taking the picture. Customers may view the Earthscapes Forever stamps, as well as many of this year’s other stamps, indicate which stamps they like and vote for their favorite stamp on Facebook at facebook.com/USPSStamps, through Twitter @USPSstamps or on the website Beyond the Perf at beyondtheperf.com/2012-preview.


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