2020 : Michigan Grand Island Ice Caves Postage Stamp Released

January 18, 2020 all-day

With the new Priority Mail Express stamp, the U.S. Postal Service celebrates the winter beauty of the Grand Island Ice Caves in Lake Superior.

The U.S. Postal Service today released a new priority mail stamp honoring Michigan’s Grand Island Ice Caves.  Customers can use the stamp to pay for Priority Mail and Priority Mail Express Flat Rate shipping.

Located in Lake Superior half a mile from Munising in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, the sandstone bluffs “are especially dramatic in winter when lake water seeps into the crevices and caverns, forming magnificent ice curtains and icicles that hang like stalactites from ceilings,” the press release says.

The stamp was designed by art director Greg Breeding using original art by Dan Cosgrove.

Source: Bisma Parvez, “Michigan’s Grand Island Ice Caves get their own U.S. Postal Service stamp“, Detroit Free Press, December 12, 2019.