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Thursday, June 4, 2015

Literature in the News: Flannery O’Connor Postage Stamp

This is really cool.  From Linn’s Stamp News

The newest stamp in the United States Postal Service's Literary Arts commemorative series will honor author Flannery O'Connor. The nondenominated (93¢) 3-ounce rate stamp will be issued June 5 during the Napex stamp show in McLean, Va.

Information about the stamp was first revealed May 18 during a teleconference hosted by Mary-Anne Penner, the new acting Stamp Services director for the USPS.

The design of the stamp shows a portrait of O'Connor digitally created by Sam Weber, based on a photograph. In the background are images of peacock feathers, a nod to O'Connor's fondness for the exotic birds that were referenced in her writings, and which she raised on the Georgia farm where she lived.

I guess there is a news service dedicated to stamps.  It’s not a standard postage so I hope my local post office sells them.  I’d like a couple, or maybe a whole page of stamps that I can frame.  It's due to come out tomorrow.  The stamp looks pretty cool.  What do you think?

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