Wednesday, December 15, 2010

New Reagan Stamp Unveiled

Reporter Michele Willer-Allred of the Ventura County Star writes, "One of Ronald Reagan’s favorite places to visit was his ranch in Santa Barbara — the backdrop of a new stamp commemorating what would have been his 100th birthday next year."

The design of the Ronald Reagan Centennial Postage Stamp was unveiled this week by the U.S. Postal Service during a ceremony at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley, CA.

The stamp will be sold at post offices beginning Feb. 10, four days after Reagan’s Feb. 6 birthday.

According to Michele, "During Monday’s unveiling, Nancy Reagan smiled and affectionately touched a large portrait of her late husband used for the stamp. The portrait was created by Texas artist Bart Forbes and is based on a 1985 photograph of Reagan taken at Rancho del Cielo."

The preliminary design shows a 44-cent value on the new Reagan stamp, but it may become a “Forever” stamp by the time it is sold, said postal officials. Forever stamps sell for the going first-class rate and cover the full postage if rates increase.

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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM