Skip to comments.Reagan birth centennial stamp debuts
Posted on 12/13/2010 12:06:08 PM PST by jazusamo
If it was "morning in America" for President Ronald Reagan, a new commemorative postage stamp due in February to mark "the Gipper's" birth centennial will forever view the sunrise.
The new commemorative stamp, whose design was unveiled Monday at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif., always will be valid for a 1-ounce first-class letter, the U.S. Postal Service confirmed. It officially will be released at the library on Feb. 10, 2011, four days after the 100th anniversary of Reagan's birth.
The design was published first in Linn's Stamp News, a hobbyist publication. Earlier this year, Linn's broke the news that a Reagan Centennial postage stamp would be released.
Although the preliminary design shows a 44-cent value, the postal agency recently announced that all commemorative, or special, issues will be inscribed with "Forever," instead of a face value, meaning they would sell for the then-current first-class rate but would remain valid for first-class mail even when rates increase.
A USPS spokesman who asked not to be identified by name said a revised version showing the "Forever" inscription will be released Dec. 28.
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It’s quite a museum, and of course because of who he was personally, his interests, his perspectives, and the like it’s a very special place.
Oh, and while we're at it, let's put Franklin and the Liberty Bell back on the half dollar. 46 years for a philanderer who was President only 2 1/2 years is way beyond reasonable.
I miss President Reagan.
Half hour for me...
Oh be still my heart!
A stamp with “Ronald Reagan Forever” on it? When can I buy them all up? [looks into selling house]
I do too. I love them.
My local post office did not have any religious stamps this year - just a pine cone thing that is a “forever” stamp.
That one is REAL nice - I’d also like to see the “Shining City on a Hill” stamp.
I have a lib friend that went apoplectic when they renamed the airport in DC “Reagan National”. Gave me a warm & fuzzy feeling to watch him foam at the mouth.
I think I’ll send him a picture of the Reagan stamp. hee hee.
Thanks for the heads up on the upcoming Reagan stamp.
You bet, M_U. I thought it was something a lot of FReepers would be interested in, I think it’s Great!
So do I. Let the far left cringe every time they see a picture of him via. the stamp.
Excellent! Looks like I will be stocking up on these to replace the old liberty bell design.
He did a lot of good but, like all human beings, wasn’t perfect:
“National economies need monetary coordination mechanisms, and that is why an integrated world economy needs a common monetary standard - - - - but, no national currency will do - - - only a world currency will work.
Ronald Reagan, at the Spring, 1983, Economic Summit at Williamsburg, VA
This month is another such case. Thanks to the USPS this month we will celebrate the memory of Ronald Reagan and keep the upcoming stamp issue in the forefront of FReepers' attention.
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