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?