Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Lady Bird Johnson Souvenir Sheet Was Rejected by CSAC

Bill McAllister, Washington Correspondent for Linn's Stamp News, is reporting that Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe overrode the objections of the Citizens Stamp Advisory Committee (CSAC) to approve the Lady Bird Johnson souvenir sheet that will be issued Nov. 30 in Texas.

McAllister went on to say,"Not only did Donahoe authorize the issue despite the committee's rejection, he also selected the Beautification of America stamps to be included on the souvenir sheet. Linn's was told.Four of the five Beautification of America stamps were initially issued as 6c commemoratives on Jan. 16, 1969, in the final days of Lyndon Johnson's presidency."

According to McAllister, "Donahoe, who has a small stamp collection, remembered earlier Beautification of America stamps, and urged that those designs be reused as part of the tribute to the former First Lady sources told Linn's Stamp News."

According to the Texas Tribune only  five first ladies have been featured a U.S. postage stamp.

For more on the souvenir sheet, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM