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Images of Delicate Arch are seemingly everywhere: license plates, magazine covers, calendars and computer screen savers. Now it will soon grace something a bit more prestigious: a U.S. postage stamp.
The U.S. Postal Service announced Tuesday that Delicate Arch will be depicted on one of 16 new "forever stamps" that will celebrate the centennial of the National Park Service. Forever stamps are always good for first-class postage on a letter, even if prices rise later.
The postal service is unveiling one stamp a day over the next couple weeks as part of park service centennial.
Delicate Arch in Utah's Arches National Park was the second to be previewed on the sheet of 16 stamps, after a stamp honoring Maine's Acadia National Park was released on Monday.
The new stamp uses a photograph by Tom Till of Moab.
"These stamps celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Parks and depict the beauty and diversity of these national treasures," said Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan. "They serve as an inspiration for Americans to visit, learn and to write cherished memories of their trips to these incredible wonders."
"This set of stamps will take people on a journey to some of the most amazing places in the world," said National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis. "We are thrilled that the 16 national park stamps issued in '16 for the centennial depict the variety of parks that collectively tell the story of our country."
A Postal Service press release added, "Delicate Arch is just one of more than 2,000 stone arches in a park that contains the greatest density of natural arches in the world. The park is a landscape of contrasting colors, landforms and textures with thousands of natural stone arches, hundreds of soaring pinnacles, massive fins and giant balanced rocks."
The stamps will be officially issued on June 2, with a first-day-of-issue ceremony at New York City's Javits Center as part of the World Stamp Show-NY 2016, a once-every-decade stamp show.
The postal service said dedication ceremonies also are being planned at or near each of the national parks depicted on the stamps.