Friday, February 15, 2008

Stamp being proposed for Carl Sagan

The Ithaca Journal reports supporters of the late Carl Sagan announced plans this past week to petition the U.S. post office to create a postage stamp commemorating the former Ithacan.

Ann Druyan, Sagan's widow, is quoted in the article as saying, “Carl was an avid stamp collector as a boy, and we treasure the albums he made then. They're filled with his handwritten notes in the margins — perhaps the earliest evidence of his passion for the diversity of earth's cultures. So this particular tribute to Carl would have held special significance for him, as it does for me.”

Several possible stamp designs (one of which is shown above) have been commissioned and are pictured on the Ithaca Journal website.

Sagan passed away in 1996.

To read the entire article, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM