Commemorative Stamps

Lewis & Clark Bicentennial Commemorative Stamps First Day Issue
In honor of Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery, Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is offering for sale commemorative stamps on two specially designed envelopes. The postmark records May 14, 2004, the date of the First Day of Issue and precisely 200 years after the day that the Lewis and Clark Expedition began its journey up the Missouri River to the Pacific Ocean.

Cachet 1, representing Lewis and Clark final miles to the shores of the Pacific.
Cachet Design 1
Landscape of Cape Disappointment as it likely appeared to members of the Expedition during their final miles of travel to the shores of the Pacific.

Cachet 2, showcasing the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center on the cliffs of Cape Disappointment
Cachet Design 2
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center at Cape Disappointment State Park, situated atop the rugged cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

Three stamps - Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, and Lewis and Clark gazing out over the countryside
The commemorative stamps are as follows:
  • Portrait of Meriwether Lewis
  • Portrait of William Clark
  • Representation of Lewis and Clark on a promontory looking over the countryside
Purchasing Information
The special first day issue stamps can be purchased as follows:
  • Individually for $15 per envelope, stamped with all three commemorative stamps
  • As a set of two stamped envelopes for $25
Stamps can be purchased at Cape Disappointment State Park - Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center bookstore. For more information, please call 360-642-4144.