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Former NRA president Charlton Heston to get US Post Office stamp
DailyCaller ^ | 02/22/2014 | unknown

Posted on 02/23/2014 1:52:55 PM PST by Daffynition

The United States Postal Service has announced that former NRA President Charlton Heston will be honored with his own stamp. The stamp is part of their “Legends of Hollywood” series, and while the specific issue date has not yet been determined, it will be issued sometime in 2014.

Heston was a five term president of the National Rifle Association from 1998 to 2003. He was a tireless advocate for Second Amendment rights and will always be remembered by the NRA faithful for his “cold, dead hands” speech delivered at the 2000 NRA Annual Meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; History
KEYWORDS: banglist; charltonheston; heston; moses; northcarolina; nra; stamp; tribute; usps
*Cold dead hands* speech at link
1 posted on 02/23/2014 1:52:55 PM PST by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition

The only time I have ever been to Boulder was to see Charlton Heston speak.


2 posted on 02/23/2014 1:57:53 PM PST by real saxophonist (Rock, Paper, Scissors, GUN! I win.)
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To: Daffynition

Don’t expect to see a firearm in the design.


3 posted on 02/23/2014 2:01:24 PM PST by Misterioso ("There are two potential violators of man's rights: the criminals and the government." Ayn Rand)
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To: Daffynition

I bet it’s going to be the same old old Moses.

For once Ben-Hur should get its due, especially as it shows Heston more as he really was, not some giant white wig and Santa beard.


4 posted on 02/23/2014 2:02:16 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: real saxophonist

I dunno anyone who uses USPS stamps any more ...I sure don’t.

May be a fun collector’s item.....they’ll probably picture him as Moses and avoid the 2A stuff.


5 posted on 02/23/2014 2:02:55 PM PST by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: Misterioso

Not being for movies, no.


6 posted on 02/23/2014 2:03:11 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Misterioso

Bingo...neither do I. :)


7 posted on 02/23/2014 2:03:49 PM PST by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: Daffynition

Sometimes, you just have to send the real thing.

No reason to have a gun when the theme is movies.


8 posted on 02/23/2014 2:04:09 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel
Proposed:

http://uspsstamps.com/stamps/charlton-heston

9 posted on 02/23/2014 2:06:12 PM PST by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: Misterioso

>>Don’t expect to see a firearm in the design<<

If it is and your kid takes it grade school, expect suspension/expulsion from the same idiots who punished a kid for biting a pastry into an L shape.


10 posted on 02/23/2014 2:09:23 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Fight Tapinophobia in all its forms! Do not submit to arduus privilege.)
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To: Daffynition

>>Proposed:<<

That is actually quite excellent.

It captures him at the height of his looks and career.


11 posted on 02/23/2014 2:11:03 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Fight Tapinophobia in all its forms! Do not submit to arduus privilege.)
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To: Daffynition

I would use this stamp. I happily found out that the Ronald Reagan stamps really anger my leftist friends and family upon receipt of letters from me.


12 posted on 02/23/2014 2:13:03 PM PST by BlueStateRightist (Government is best which governs least.)
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To: BlueStateRightist

Me too LOL. I use the Reagan stamps when we mail stuff to other production studios.


13 posted on 02/23/2014 2:18:06 PM PST by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Daffynition

“I dunno anyone who uses USPS stamps any more ...I sure don’t.”

I do. A whole lot more than in the past five years. And I use greenbacks most of the time now at the stores. I’m sure you can figure out why. The inconvience is worth it, imo.


14 posted on 02/23/2014 2:30:25 PM PST by Paulie (Buy local, bank local, exert your influence locally; the left will fold like a cheap suit.)
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To: Daffynition

Are they really going to use an old Heston? For most of his movies he was younger than that.


15 posted on 02/23/2014 2:32:21 PM PST by eclecticEel ("The petty man forsakes what lies within his power and longs for what lies with Heaven." - Xunzi)
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To: Paulie

Well, my bank sends out my bill payments....for free. And I don’t do Christmas cards any longer...I have partial book of forevers that are from when they first came out.

As a kid, I used to collect stamps and still have tons of folders [commemoratives, worth only face value]...if push comes to shove, I could always use those. :)


16 posted on 02/23/2014 2:49:37 PM PST by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: eclecticEel
From the link I posted above:

This stamp features a color portrait based on a photograph taken by the actor’s wife, Lydia Clarke Heston. An image of Heston from the 1959 movie Ben-Hur decorates the selvage. Originally shot in black and white, the photograph was later hand-tinted, and shows Heston in his costume from the monumental chariot racing scene, one of the most famous action sequences ever filmed. Heston won a best actor Oscar for playing the title character, Judah Ben-Hur, a Judean prince who rebels against Roman occupation during the time of Christ.

I don't think they have decided on a design yet.

17 posted on 02/23/2014 2:52:26 PM PST by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: freedumb2003; Daffynition

Just fine by me, happy to use ‘em on my mail.


18 posted on 02/23/2014 2:53:29 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Navy Patriot
When all else fails....


19 posted on 02/23/2014 2:57:14 PM PST by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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20 posted on 02/23/2014 3:03:03 PM PST by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: max americana

I used to collect stamps as a kid. I think I have a sheet of Richard Nixon ones. Seriously.


21 posted on 02/23/2014 3:19:47 PM PST by madison10
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To: eclecticEel

SO WHO CARES....WHAT I WANT TO KNOW IS:

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22 posted on 02/23/2014 4:08:08 PM PST by jimsin
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To: Daffynition
A bit off-topic:

Does anyone else remember sending letters hom from VietNam and writing "FREE" in the stamp area on them?

I have some I sent to my folks with that on them and some from buddies in Nam that I received.
Maybe "collectors" items some day?

Also:
Do troops in war zones currently get to do this?
I do not know.
23 posted on 02/23/2014 4:10:54 PM PST by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum -- "The Taliban is inside the building")
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To: Daffynition

I hope they add a caption to the stamp....

In an ode to “Planet of the Apes,” I suggest....

“Keep Your Stinking Paws Off Me, You Damn Dirty Liberals!”

OK, I changed the last word.


24 posted on 02/23/2014 4:21:10 PM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (I don't want to feel "safe." I want to feel FREE!)
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To: Tainan

in Iraq 2003
yes
FREE written in upper right corner


25 posted on 02/23/2014 4:25:14 PM PST by SisterK (behold a pale horse)
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To: SisterK

cool.


26 posted on 02/23/2014 6:45:18 PM PST by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum -- "The Taliban is inside the building")
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To: Tainan
You have to put a stamp on it. The *Free Mail* thing only works for Soldiers who are sending letters home. It doesn't work for letters getting out to them.

Since those of us stateside are sending to a APO....the postage is the same as if you sending a letter/package to anywhere in the USA. A deal at any rate!

Just make sure you do not put *Afghanistan* anywhere on the envelope.


27 posted on 02/23/2014 7:09:24 PM PST by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: Daffynition

They just can’t get past his NRA presidency as if he didn’t have a long, illustrious film career for which he’s being honored.


28 posted on 02/23/2014 7:11:46 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: Daffynition
The *Free Mail* thing only works for Soldiers who are sending letters home.

Yeah, that's the way I remember it.
Just curious if it was available for the troops.

29 posted on 02/23/2014 7:32:18 PM PST by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum -- "The Taliban is inside the building")
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