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Reagan birth centennial stamp debuts
The Washington Times ^ | December 13, 2010 | Mark A. Kellner

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.

Texas artist Bart Forbes did the portrait, based on a 1985 photograph of Reagan taken at Rancho del Cielo, near Santa Barbara, Calif.

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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Although this preliminary design shows a 44-cent value, the 2011 Reagan birth centennial postage stamp will bear a

Although this preliminary design shows a 44-cent value, the 2011 Reagan birth centennial
postage stamp will bear a "forever" inscription when issued on Feb. 10, 2011. The stamp
will always be valid for mailing a 1-ounce first-class letter, the U.S. Postal Service said.
(Photo copyright 2010, U.S. Postal Service)


1 posted on 12/13/2010 12:06:13 PM PST by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

So that stamp will say “Ronald Reagan Forever”.

That will make Libs’ heads explode.


2 posted on 12/13/2010 12:07:32 PM PST by dfwgator (Welcome to the Gator Nation Will Muschamp)
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To: dfwgator
So that stamp will say “Ronald Reagan Forever”.

I Love It!! :-)

3 posted on 12/13/2010 12:09:47 PM PST by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: dfwgator
So that stamp will say “Ronald Reagan Forever”.

That will make Libs’ heads explode.

Yeah aaaaah!

4 posted on 12/13/2010 12:10:23 PM PST by null and void (We are now in day 691 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: jazusamo

That is very cool. As bad as the post office can be. They seem to be very neutral in regards to politics.


5 posted on 12/13/2010 12:11:13 PM PST by napscoordinator
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To: jazusamo

“stamp will always be valid for mailing a 1-ounce first-class letter, the U.S. Postal Service said.”

Why would we EVER send a letter with any other stamp again!? Stock up!


6 posted on 12/13/2010 12:11:40 PM PST by Christian Engineer Mass (Leftys who zone in on Palin miss the point. America's not about single figures. That's for NK/Cuba.)
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To: bcsco

Might be worth a 2-hour drive west to get a cancellation mark.


7 posted on 12/13/2010 12:12:09 PM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel
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To: dfwgator
So that stamp will say “Ronald Reagan Forever”.

That will make Libs’ heads explode.

Liberals? I'm surprised the GOP hasn't tried to stop it.

8 posted on 12/13/2010 12:14:22 PM PST by Moonman62 (Half of all Americans are above average. Politicians come from the other half.)
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To: jazusamo
Although this preliminary design shows a 44-cent value, the 2011 Reagan birth centennial postage stamp will bear a "forever" inscription when issued on Feb. 10, 2011.

Can't wait to buy these by the bulk and - savor the sour looks I will get from across the counter when asking for them.

9 posted on 12/13/2010 12:16:03 PM PST by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: Christian Engineer Mass

Absolutely! :-)


10 posted on 12/13/2010 12:16:11 PM PST by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Next stop.....Mount Rushmore!


11 posted on 12/13/2010 12:16:39 PM PST by massmike (...So this is what happens when OJ's jury elects the president....)
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To: Christian Engineer Mass

I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I miss him so much!


12 posted on 12/13/2010 12:17:33 PM PST by buffyt (Abortion is the ultimate CHILD ABUSE!)
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To: dfwgator

The libs will get even some day when they issue one with Obama’s face on it.


13 posted on 12/13/2010 12:22:08 PM PST by 353FMG (The peoples of the West will have to choose between ISLAM and their country.)
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To: jazusamo; Nick Danger; nutmeg
It officially will be released at the library on Feb. 10

Perfect day to release the Reagan stamp

:o)

14 posted on 12/13/2010 12:24:13 PM PST by NautiNurse (ObamaCare uses Bernie Madoff theory of economics)
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To: jazusamo

He needs to be up on Mount Rushmore as well.


15 posted on 12/13/2010 12:27:40 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: jazusamo

It would be even better if it was issued in the old gum adhesive so the Libs would have to lick it.


16 posted on 12/13/2010 12:33:40 PM PST by oyez (The difference in genius and stupidity is that genius has limits.)
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To: massmike; pissant
Next stop.....Mount Rushmore!

Totally agree!

17 posted on 12/13/2010 12:33:47 PM PST by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: massmike
Next stop.....Mount Rushmore!

Absolutely! The new congress should pass legislation authorizing Reagan's addition to Rushmore so 0bama would have to sign it into law. That would drive him crazy.

18 posted on 12/13/2010 12:36:11 PM PST by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: Christian Engineer Mass
Why would we EVER send a letter with any other stamp again!? Stock up!

Exactly my thought. Maybe I'll drive over to the Berkeley Post Office and buy a couple hundred there. Should make the bone-heads go crazy.

19 posted on 12/13/2010 12:39:49 PM PST by ssaftler ("Politically Correct" is neither!)
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To: jazusamo

This will be the only stamp my house will use (except maybe during the Christmas season). Will this stamp be available for a limited time or indefinitely? The Dec 28 release date for the forever stamp is 2010 or 2011?


20 posted on 12/13/2010 12:42:25 PM PST by Comparative Advantage
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To: Christian Engineer Mass
Why would we EVER send a letter with any other stamp again!? Stock up!

Because much as I appreciate Reagan, we cannot forget the exceptional Nativity stamps that are issued every year.


21 posted on 12/13/2010 12:43:22 PM PST by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics)
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To: smoothsailing; Just A Nobody; RedRover; abigail2; Amalie; American Quilter; arthurus; awelliott; ...

Ronald Reagan Stamp Ping!


22 posted on 12/13/2010 12:43:57 PM PST by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Thank you for the ping ..
That is one beautiful stamp and i am quite sure some liberals are having a bad day over this stamp.... :>)


23 posted on 12/13/2010 12:54:32 PM PST by GSP.FAN (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.)
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To: All

Shoulda used this pic for the stamp.

When's Reagan going on Mt Rushmore?

24 posted on 12/13/2010 12:55:59 PM PST by Liz
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To: Comparative Advantage

I believe the December 28 date is just to release the revised artwork, the stamp will be issued February 10. I doubt it will be issued indefinitely, don’t think any have been.


25 posted on 12/13/2010 1:01:27 PM PST by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

I just telephoned my local USPS and the lady told me that the new stamps will be ordered at the end of this month and be available in early January. Whether she was accuate or not, time will tell...


26 posted on 12/13/2010 1:04:26 PM PST by Comparative Advantage
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To: jazusamo

The stamp should have shown his birth certificate.


27 posted on 12/13/2010 1:06:10 PM PST by Arthur McGowan (In Edward Kennedy's America, federal funding of brothels is a right, not a privilege.)
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To: jazusamo

The stamp should have shown his birth certificate.


28 posted on 12/13/2010 1:06:21 PM PST by Arthur McGowan (In Edward Kennedy's America, federal funding of brothels is a right, not a privilege.)
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To: Comparative Advantage

Thanks for the info, CA.


29 posted on 12/13/2010 1:07:19 PM PST by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: Arthur McGowan

LOL!


30 posted on 12/13/2010 1:07:37 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: Arthur McGowan
The stamp should have shown his birth certificate.

ROFL! That would really explode lib heads.

31 posted on 12/13/2010 1:09:53 PM PST by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

I still have some of these.

http://www.usps.com/communications/news/stamps/2006/sr06_038.jpg


32 posted on 12/13/2010 1:15:47 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: jazusamo

Thanks for the ping jaz. Appreciate it. We’ll be on the watch for those Reagan Stamps, and will stock up when they come out.

Love that Library, Museum. We were going up there twice a year to pay our respects for awhile, but that is one Heck of a day trip for us old fogies. It’s about a three hour drive to get there, and about five hours of driving in terrible traffic to get back home, and we can only stay for four hours due the driving time. No staying overnight in town with nobody to tend the critters here at the ranch, so it’s day trippin’ only.

We love the cafeteria, and those Pulled Pork sandwiches they make served with the Cole Slaw. Sooooooooooo Good.

Oh for a helicopter.


33 posted on 12/13/2010 1:31:35 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: jazusamo

I may have to save up a few hundred dollars to buy several hundred of these stamps.

They would be worth it.


34 posted on 12/13/2010 1:35:29 PM PST by GraceG
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To: jazusamo

I hope they eventually make them into prints rather then just stamps. I would love to have one of those hanging in my home, especialy if it says “Reagan Forever” on it. Proudest 2 Presidential votes of my life were for Ronnie. And thus I became the Republican my great aunt hoped I would grow up to be.


35 posted on 12/13/2010 1:35:39 PM PST by This I Wonder32460
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To: Christian Engineer Mass

“Stock up!” = A Good Idea!


36 posted on 12/13/2010 1:37:09 PM PST by This I Wonder32460
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To: 353FMG

Yeah, but we won’t buy those Obama stamps because we will still have our stock of Reagan stamps. hee hee

Plus there is always the possibility that BO won’t end up on a stamp at the post office, but on a poster, since the truth is out there just waiting to be found and brought to the light of day.


37 posted on 12/13/2010 1:40:52 PM PST by This I Wonder32460
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To: rockinqsranch

My last trip south was about 1999 and only made a couple after his library was completed. Should have taken the time to see it then, doubt we’ll ever go down there again. Would love to have visited it.


38 posted on 12/13/2010 1:41:07 PM PST by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo
Thanx for the ping !
39 posted on 12/13/2010 1:41:20 PM PST by steelyourfaith (ObamaCare Death Panels: a Final Solution to the looming Social Security crisis ?)
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To: massmike
Next stop.....Mount Rushmore!

The stop after that should be on the dime - to get rid of that Socialist scumbag, FDR. Heck, he's been on a coin for 64 years, longer than he lived - I think that's more than long enough.

40 posted on 12/13/2010 1:43:59 PM PST by Ancesthntr (Tyrant: "Spartans, lay down your weapons." Free man: "Persian, come and get them!")
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To: jazusamo

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.


41 posted on 12/13/2010 1:46:13 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Ancesthntr
The stop after that should be on the dime - to get rid of that Socialist scumbag, FDR. Heck, he's been on a coin for 64 years, longer than he lived - I think that's more than long enough.

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.

42 posted on 12/13/2010 1:46:22 PM PST by Ancesthntr (Tyrant: "Spartans, lay down your weapons." Free man: "Persian, come and get them!")
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To: LibreOuMort

I miss President Reagan.


43 posted on 12/13/2010 1:58:11 PM PST by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Why are TSA exempt from their own searches?)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

Half hour for me...


44 posted on 12/13/2010 2:12:51 PM PST by bcsco
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To: jazusamo

Oh be still my heart!

A stamp with “Ronald Reagan Forever” on it? When can I buy them all up? [looks into selling house]


45 posted on 12/13/2010 3:05:37 PM PST by TheOldLady ("Face it, Obama: You, too, were a useful idiot." - Lazamataz, who would hit it...with a brick.)
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To: george76

I do too. I love them.


46 posted on 12/13/2010 3:08:16 PM PST by TheOldLady ("Face it, Obama: You, too, were a useful idiot." - Lazamataz, who would hit it...with a brick.)
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To: Dr. Sivana

My local post office did not have any religious stamps this year - just a pine cone thing that is a “forever” stamp.


47 posted on 12/13/2010 3:16:46 PM PST by Churchillspirit (9/11/01...NEVER FORGET.)
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To: jazusamo

That one is REAL nice - I’d also like to see the “Shining City on a Hill” stamp.


48 posted on 12/13/2010 5:21:13 PM PST by jackibutterfly
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To: dfwgator

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.


49 posted on 12/13/2010 5:47:19 PM PST by ChildOfThe60s ( If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: jazusamo

Thanks for the heads up on the upcoming Reagan stamp.


50 posted on 12/13/2010 7:11:10 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned....)
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