Sierra Leone 2008
Joel Palmer locates pass through the Cascades.
The stamp was issued in the series "Oregon Discovery and Exploration".
USA 2009, Oregon Statehood.
With the issuance of this stamp in 2009, the U.S. Postal Service commemorates the sesquicentennial of Oregon’s statehood. Oregon was officially welcomed as the 33rd state in the Union on February 14, 1859.
Artist Gregory Manchess, a resident of Beaverton, OR, was inspired by his own experiences along the Pacific coast to create the painting for the stamp. The result is an evocative piece that incorporates several elements of the coastline — trees, rocks, cliffs, and pounding surf — but does not illustrate a specific place. “I wanted to make it an icon, an impression, of what the shoreline feels like when you look at the stamp,” says the artist.