Monday, July 11, 2016

Devils Tower National Monument, USA

Next we are moving onto a card where again I feel as if an apostrophe is missing in the name....hahaha, I don't know, maybe this heat has really started messing with my reasoning :D

This one comes from the Bryon fairy and it shows the Devils Tower, which is one of the most unique formations in the world. It is an laccolithic butte composed of igneous rock in the Bear Lodge Mountains
It rises dramatically 1,267 feet (386 m) above the Belle Fourche River, standing 867 feet from summit to base. Devils Tower was the first declared United States National Monument, established on September 24, 1906, by President Theodore Roosevelt. The Monument's boundary encloses an area of 545 ha.

and as you have realized so far, Bryon never fails on stamps and for this particular occasion he has even found a perfectly matching one! yep, that's right! That violetish stamp on the very left shows the Devils Tower National Monument and it was issued in 1956. Then we have a sort of a matching stamp  - it may not be showing the Tower but it shows a Wyoming scenery, the Teton Mountains in particular, and it was issued in 1990 for the 100th anniversary of the Wyoming statehood. The remaining block of 4 stamps comes from a Wildlife Booklet Issue which consists of 10 stamps and was issued in 1981 - here you can see, in order of appearance, the Zalophus californianus or The California sea lion, the Bison bison or The American bison, the Ursus arctos or The brown bear and the Ursus maritimus or The polar bear.

Thank you Bryon! :))))

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