Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Marvel, Colorado celebrates Superheroes

The Durango Herald reports Marvel, Colorado was the center of stamp collecting world this past weekend...thanks to the U.S. Postal Service.

According to the paper, "... almost every one of the 150 residents of the tiny crossroads, many in superhero costumes, turned out at the post office Saturday to celebrate Marvel's newfound fame." The USPS released its latest stamp series, Marvel Superheroes, on Thursday.

As part of Saturday's festivities, Cindy Crosby (shown above) was sworn in as the town's new postmaster.

Crosby commissioned a New York firm to design a special envelope for the stamp release. The design includes a silk-screened rendering of children dressed as Marvel Comics superheroes and a one-of-a-kind cancellation stamp from the Marvel post office.

Only 1,000 of the envelopes, which sell for $10 each, were ordered, and Crosby said no more will be ordered after the 1,000 are sold. Proceeds from envelope sales will go toward improvements to the post office.

To receive an envelope, send $10 along with your return address to Post Office, 10383 County Road 100, Marvel, CO 81329.

Requests for the free cancellation can be made to the same address. Be sure to include a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

To read the entire article, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 1:06 PM