Friday, October 24, 2008

Edgar Allen Poe Gets his own Postage Stamp

The US Post Office has announced they will issue a stamp in honor of Edgar Allen Poe on the anniversary of his birth 200 years ago. The stamp will be issued on January 16, 2009, in Richmond, Virginia.

The portrait was done by Michael J Deas. Here's a sneak peek at the stamp. Well done, and long overdue.


Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

I saw your posting on DorothyL and thought I'd check out the stamp. It looks to be a nice one and I'll certainly be grabbing up a bunch of these come January. As someone who routinely sends Halloween cards and other types of spooky mail, this is going to be a lot of fun. Thanks for the head's up!

Picks by Pat said...

Your welcome. I'll be grabbing a lot of these too!