New Hawaii stamps will be unveiled
The U.S. Postal Service will unveil three new postage stamps featuring Kilauea volcano, Mount Waialeale and the sea cliffs of Molokai tomorrow during a special ceremony at Bishop Museum.
The ceremony, in the museum's Science Adventure Center, begins at 11:30 a.m.
The three Hawaii stamps are part of the 40-stamp "Wonders of America: Land of Superlatives" set, which goes on sale nationwide tomorrow. Following the ceremony, collectors will be able to purchase the 40-stamp set with a special cancellation outside the museum's gift shop commemorating the three Hawaii images.
In conjunction with the unveiling, Bishop Museum will hold a special one-day exhibition of part of its Thomas G. Thrum Collection of Hawaiian stamps. The collection includes the 2-cent "Missionary blue," one of the world's rarest stamps.
Admission is required to attend the unveiling ceremony and to view the Thrum Collection.