Wednesday, May 12, 2010

A Third U.S. Stamp For Ronald Reagan?

Mark A. Kellner writes in the Washington Times, "There he goes again: Ronald Reagan, 40th president of the United States, is expected to "three-peat" as the subject of a U.S. commemorative postage stamp on the occasion of his birth's centennial next year. "

According to Mark, "The website of the Reagan's foundation lists the issuance of a U.S. Postal Service commemorative stamp among the planned events for the Reagan Centennial Celebration."

No official announcement has been made by the Post Office of a new Reagan stamp next year.

When contacted for confirmation of such a stamp being planned, USPS spokesman Roy Betts is quoted in the article as saying, "this is the first I'd heard of it." Roy said the 2011 stamp schedule was still in progress pending the late-summer announcement.

Mark's article points out, " All modern U.S. presidents since John F. Kennedy have been honored with a commemorative stamp, generally within a year of their passing. Reagan's first postal tribute, a 37 cent stamp, appeared in 2005; it was reissued less than a year later when first-class mail rose to 39 cents."

Shown above, Reagan souvenir sheet from Grenada.

To view other Reagan stamps from around the world, click here.

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