09 July 2017

Sunday Stamps II - 134

2008, USA, Scenic American Landscapes
International letter rate

photographer: George H Huey

The U.S. Virgin Islands, in the Caribbean, consist of three main islands - St Croix, St John, St Thomas, as well as a few uninhabited outlying islands. In 1956 The Virgin Islands National Park was established and covers 60% of St John and a portion of St Thomas. Of the 146,888 acres, 5,650 are underwater. This stamp shows Trunk Bay, which has consistently been named as one of the top beaches in the world. The name comes from the leatherback turtle which are known locally as trunks. 

for aerial views


  1. This proved an interesting challenge in interpreting what was an aerial shot.
    Scenes like this USA stamp never entered my mind.

  2. Great stamp - and one I haven't seen before.

  3. Yes I'm with Bob on the interpretation of aerial I too had some cogitation. Nice to swoop over your lovely Caribbean scene, maybe I could parachute onto that beach.

  4. That's a nice view.
    By the way, I won't be able to participate in August, by the letters-theme can be very interesting!

    1. we will look forward to seeing you in September!

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