United States Wildlife Habitats 18c Stamps 1981

animals on stamps  Wildlife Habitats 18c Stamps United States 1981 Scott #1921-1924 set   Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)  -   Wetlands  North American badger (Taxidea taxus)  -  Grasslands North American Grizzly Bear (Ursus arctos horribilis)  -  Mountains Ruffed Grouse (Bonasa umbellus)  -  Woodlands

This is a tenant block of four, first day cover for the Protect Wildlife Habitats 18c issue that was posted in Reno, Nevada on June 26th, 1981 with a Traditional FDOI Cancellation.

Wildlife Habitats 18c Stamps United States 1981 Tenant Block of Four

(Scott #1921-1924 set)
(Stanley Gibbons #1895-#1898 set)
(Michel #1493-#1496 set)

Animals on stamps  wildlife  bear  heron  grouse badger  US Scott #1921-1924 Wildlife Habitat Block

To increase the public’s awareness of the need to preserve America’s wildlife habitats, the United States Postal Service issued a tenant block of four commemorative stamps showing the Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias), the Ruffed Grouse (Bonasa umbellus), the North American badger (Taxidea taxus), and the North American Grizzly Bear (Ursus arctos horribilis. Each animal was shown in its natural habitat with a call to save this specific habitat.

The specific animal show on each of these commemorative stamps are as follows:
Scott #1921 Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) – Wetlands
Scott #1922 North American badger (Taxidea taxus) – Grasslands
Scott #1923 North American Grizzly Bear (Ursus arctos horribilis) – Mountains
Scott #1924 Ruffed Grouse (Bonasa umbellus) – Woodlands

The designer for the 1981 Wildlife Habitats issue was Chuck Ripper, a noted American wildlife artist who also designed the popular 1980 Coral Reefs issue. Ripper has a prolific body of work that includes illustrations or paintings for books, magazines, catalogs, museums, stamps, universities and even candy bars. One of Ripper’s greatest achievements was the 1987 North American Wildlife 50 stamp issue (Scott #2286-#2335). Ripper also designed five hummingbird stamps in 1992. Ripper has designed a total of 80 stamps in all for the United States Postal Service.

 Grasslands North American Grizzly Bear (Ursus arctos horribilis)  -  Mountains Ruffed Grouse (Bonasa umbellus)  -  Woodlands     Wildlife Habitats 18c Stamps FDCs Artcraft Cachet Sc#1921-1922 Blue Heron and Badgeranimals on stamps  Wildlife Habitats 18c Stamps United States 1981 Scott #1921-1924 set

animals on stamps  Wildlife Habitats 18c Stamps United States 1981 Scott #1921-1924 set   Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) Wetlands  North American badger (Taxidea taxus)  -  Grasslands North American Grizzly Bear (Ursus arctos horribilis)  -  Mountains Ruffed Grouse (Bonasa umbellus)  -  Woodlands      Wildlife Habitats 18c Stamps 4 FDCs Artcraft Cachets Sc#1921-#1924

Wildlife Habitats 18c Stamps 4 FDCs Artcraft Cachets Sc#1921-24  Ruffed GrouseGreat Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) Wetlands  North American badger (Taxidea taxus)  -  Grasslands North American Grizzly Bear (Ursus arctos horribilis)  -  Mountains

Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) Wetlands  North American badger (Taxidea taxus)  -  Grasslands North American Grizzly Bear (Ursus arctos horribilis)  -  Mountains Wildlife Habitats 18c Stamps 4 FDCs Artcraft Cachets Sc#1921-24  Grizzly Bear

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