Friday, December 05, 2008

How About a U.S. Stamp For Baseball Great Ted Williams?

Bruce Donahue, president of the BoSox Club (The Official Booster Organization of the Boston Red Sox) writes to say the group has been working six years on the task of getting the U.S. Post Office to issue a stamp in honor of baseball great Ted Williams.

Bruce says, "Having served in two wars and having achieved the admiration of many Americans, we feel that Ted should be honored as a great man for his work in the U.S. Marines, the Jimmy Fund and his induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame."

Bruce is asking Round-Up readers to ask their friends, relatives, working associates, politicians and anybody they can think can to help them out. According to Bruce the Bosox Club has the support of the Williams family and the Boston Red Sox.

On their website is a link to a petition requesting a U.S. postage stamp for Williams. There is also a sample letter that can be sent to the Citizens Stamp Advisory Committee requesting their consideration and recommendation.

Shown above is a 1989 Ted Williams stamp on a first day cover from St. Vincent.

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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM