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News and Views - New Stamp Features Columbia River Gorge

Columbia Gorge View Stamp Comes at a Premium 

Columbia River Gorge


The sweeping panoramic views along the Columbia River Gorge are priceless, so it seems appropriate that the new Gorge stamp comes at a premium.  At $22.95 (in panes of ten), you’re not likely to send or receive a simple letter using that postage.  Designed for Priority Mail Express, the premier stamp will be used for guaranteed overnight delivery between major metro areas.


The graphic illustration represents a view of the Gorge from the Oregon side, looking East towards Washington. Forests and canyons along the river surround the historic Vista House atop Crown Point. Beacon Rock State Park in Stevenson, WA peeks (peaks?) up just behind it.  Even at that price, it's a nice recognition of the area's majestic beauty.

Spectacular Views Abound in the Pacific Northwest

The Pacific Northwest territory has been featured before on special release stamps, but not all have scenic views.  One of the most picturesque is the 1935 National Parks commemorative release celebrating Mt Rainier.  At the original price of 3¢, available now from collectors for $8.50, it represents an affordable alternative.


Mt. Ranier


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Debb, what an honor that the USPS associated your very beautiful landmark with such a pricey postage stamp for overnight delivery.  Thanks goodness first class postage isn't $22.95 YET  !!!!!

Posted by Bruce Walter (Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana) almost 5 years ago

Good morning, Debb --- what a beautiul image.  The artwork is incredible.  

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 almost 5 years ago

Oh, Debb, this is simply breathtaking! I thought at first that the "price tag" was a joke. Guess not! I sent some calendars to my family priority mail, darn, wish I'd known about this. 

Such an unusual and interesting blogpost. You're doing it right, my dear. And the history is cool, too. I used to collect stamps and my granny wrote to about 300 people all over the world, monthly who wrote her back for years and years. Dummy me, I didn't hang onto those. 

Posted by Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate, "Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905 (John L Scott Market Center) almost 5 years ago


I love the stamp, it is truly beautiful.  It is reminiscent in color to the California fruit crate labels, and the European posters of the 20's.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) almost 5 years ago

WOW that is a gogeous stamp! Almost seems a shame to use it on a package and then throw it away. 

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRS CRB, Phoenix Broker, 602-380-4886 (HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000) almost 5 years ago

Wow Debb, what a great stamp to start with, where did I put my stamp collection now?


Posted by Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!" (Hamm Homes) almost 5 years ago

Debb - there are plenty of stamp collectors. I am sure that sales will be good.


Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) almost 5 years ago

That is a beautiful stamp. Thanks so much for sharing this information. Some of us may never see one of these samps on a package.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) almost 5 years ago

Hi Debb - That's a gorgeous stamp, too nice to stick on an envelope. We loved that drive in the gorge when we drove to Portland for weekends.

Posted by Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate (New Paradigm Partners LLC) almost 5 years ago

What a great honor Debb. I would get a book or two and save it, I love to collect things.

Posted by Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917 (Coldwell Banker) almost 5 years ago


The new stamp of the Columbia River Gorge is a beautiful stamp.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) almost 5 years ago

Debb, the photo of the Columbia River is absolutely stunning!   I would have to keep the stamp!

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) almost 5 years ago

Now that is an expensive stamp but a beauty. 

Posted by ba`B Ratliff, "Sold with Bob" (Robert Ratliff Realty) almost 5 years ago

Okay, I have to break out my granddad's autobiography and check that area.  Granddad was an amature historian.  And, as an head engineer, he constructed bridges in Oregon.  I remember him writing about the Columbia River.  Thanks for the homework assignment. ;-)



Posted by Rick Frissell, aka "The Red Baron of Real Estate" (HomeXpress Realty) almost 5 years ago

Debb, what a beautiful view of the Columbia River Gorge. I'm not sure I would want to use the stamp!

Posted by Amanda S. Davidson, Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale (Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group Brokered By eXp Realty) almost 5 years ago

Thanks you all for the visit. The Columbia River Gorges is seriously beautiful. It always makes me happy to see it get attention.  I'm with those of you who would hate to use the stamp, and I'm not a collector. 

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) almost 5 years ago

And I was waiting to red in there that the photo used was one that you had taken.  Pretty stamp

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 ) almost 5 years ago

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