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USPS Presents stamp collection featuring Palomar cactus garden

Story by Ana Acosta

SAN MARCOS — The United States Postal Service revealed its Forever Cactus Flowers Stamp Series during a ceremony held at Palomar on April 15.

The stamps feature the multitude of cactus species and were photographed by John P. Schaefer. 

The photos depict multiple cactus species found in the Edwin and Frances Hunter Arboretum’s Cactus and Succulent Garden.

The United States Postal Service Forever Cactus Flowers Stamp Unveiling Ceremony was held on Monday, April 15, 2019, 11:30 a.m., at the Palomar Cactus & Succulent Garden. Photos by Anna Gabriele/The Telescope.

The Garden was established in 1964 and now houses over 800 specimen, and is also comprised of rare and endagered species.

The stamps can be purchased at Post Offices in a booklet of 20 stamps.

The Cactus and Succulent Garden is open to the students and the campus community  by appointment only.

To schedule an appointment, contact Tony Rangel at (760) 744-1150 x2133 or

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  • USPS Cactus Flowers Stamps Unveiling Ceremony (Monday, April 15,). Photos by Anna Gabriele/The Telescope.: Photos by Anna Gabriele/The Telescope. | All Rights Reserved
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