Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Town effort will honor 'Family Circus' creator
by Philip Haldiman - Oct. 29, 2012
The Republic | azcentral.com
Sunday, October 21, 2012
This page, under "16 Out" at the bottom should have further info. Unfortunately, even Leonardo can't figure out how to order stamps on the site.
Monday, October 15, 2012
Black River Stamp Club Station, Elyria, Ohio, 25th Anniversary of the cartoon strip Funky Winkerbean program and envelope.
I'm just noting it for the record.
Sunday, October 7, 2012
The whole interview is interesting, but there's one question in particular that's relevant to us...
Stroud, Brian D. 2012.
Mike Royer Interview.
Silver Age Sage (April):
BDS: Did you get credit for the postage stamp that features your Green Arrow?
MR: No, no. What really gripes me about that…I tried to set the record straight in the Jack Kirby Collector, but I don't think it ever resonated with anybody. Everybody talks about the "Green Arrow stamp inked by Mike Royer." DC sent me a scan of a photo-copy of a western Jack Kirby 1950s character named Bullseye. He was in fringe, leathers, a cowboy hat with a feather, pulling back on a bow and inked by somebody who inked his own personality over Jack's pencils, rather than inking it the way Jack would have inked it. DC asked, "Can you take this pose and make it an early 1970's Jack Kirby/Mike Royer Green Arrow?" Which is exactly what I did. It's his pose, his stance, his dynamics, but I made it Green Arrow with his entirely different costume, all the folds, etc., and everything else the way I believe Jack would have penciled it in the '70's, so I don't think it's fair to just say that it's "Green Arrow inked by Mike Royer." It was printed on a comic book; a special one-shot reprint of Kirby's '50's Green Arrow and then a few years later it winds up being on a postage stamp. Its first day issue was at Comic Con in San Diego and I think they figured they might sell $200,000.00 worth of stamps. A buddy of mine in the Post Office gave me the Post Office newsletter stating that they sold over $500,000.00 worth of stamps at Comic Con the first day!
MR: I think I must have signed at least two or three dozen first day envelopes for the Post Office employees. Or at least you'd like to think it was for their employees. Not a week goes by that I don't see a Mike Royer signed first day signed envelope on eBay for $5.00. If I'd known that, I'd have grabbed as many as I could and taken them with me. "One each for my kids and one for myself."…that's all. Just like the Grant Simmons, "Come in and take anything you want!" All right, I took what I wanted (for family) rather than something I thought might make me some money down the road. Oh well….
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
One can order them here.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
By Angela Grieling Keane / Bloomberg News
Washington Post August 22, 2012
Monday, August 20, 2012
Published in The Washington Post on August 15, 2012
The death notice says he was "Cartoonist for the Baltimore Afro-American newspaper" and that he designed nine stamps.
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Sunday, June 17, 2012
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
On June 1, 2012, in Orlando, Florida, the Postal Service™ will issue Mail a Smile commemorative stamps (Forever® priced at 45 cents) in five designs in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) pane of 20 stamps (Item 470000) and a $15.95 Premium Stamped Postal Card Booklet of 20 (Item 470066).
The stamps will go on sale nationwide June 1, 2012.
With these stamps, the U.S. Postal Service® presents the second of two issuances featuring beloved Disney•Pixar characters. Following up on Send a Hello, which was issued in 2011, Mail a Smile includes five different designs that spotlight Flik and Dot from A Bug's Life (1998); Bob Parr (Mr. Incredible) and Dashiell "Dash" Parr from The Incredibles (2004), with "Dash" also shown running in the background; Nemo and Squirt from Finding Nemo (2003); Woody, Bullseye, and Jessie from Toy Story 2 (1999); and Boo, Mike Wazowski, and James P. "Sulley" Sullivan from Monsters, Inc. (2001). The back of the stamp pane shows blue-pencil sketches of characters from these movies interspersed among text that exhorts readers to "mail a smile" to a loved one. Art director William J. Gicker worked with Disney•Pixar to design the stamp art.
How to Order First Day of Issue Postmark
Customers have 60 days to obtain the first day of issue postmark by mail. They may purchase new stamps at their local Post Office™, at The Postal Store® website at www.usps.com/shop, or by calling 1-800-STAMP-24. They should affix the stamps to envelopes of their choice, address the envelopes (to themselves or others), and place them in a larger envelope addressed to:
MAIL A SMILE STAMP
MAIN OFFICE — ORLANDO
10401 POST OFFICE DRIVE
ORLANDO, FL 32862-9998
After applying the first day of issue postmark, the Postal Service™ will return the envelopes through the mail. There is no charge for the postmark. All orders must be postmarked by August 1, 2012.
How to Order First Day Covers
The Postal Service also offers first day covers for new stamp issues and Postal Service stationery items postmarked with the official first day of issue cancellation. Each item has an individual catalog number and is offered in the quarterly USA Philatelic Catalog, online at www.usps.com/shop, or by calling 1-800-782-6724. Customers may request a free catalog by calling 1-800-782-6724 or writing to:
U.S. POSTAL SERVICE
PO BOX 219014
KANSAS CITY, MO 64121-9014
There are ten philatelic products available for this stamp issue:
- 470063*, First Day Cover Set of 5, $4.45.
- 470066, Postcards (20) 4 of each design, $15.95.
- 470067*, First Day of Sale Set of 5, $4.45.
- 470068*, Digital Color Postmark Set of 5, $8.00.
- 470084, Uncut Press Sheets, $36.00.
- 470091*, Ceremony Program (random single), $6.95.
- 470092*, Stamp Deck Card, $0.95.
- 470094*, Stamp Deck Card w/DCP (random single), $1.95.
- 470097*, Panel, $9.95.
- 470099, Cancellation Keepsake (Random DCP w/Pane), $10.95.
Items with an asterisk (*) will use the 128 barcode from Stamp Fulfillment Services. All other philatelic products will continue to use barcode series A, with the exception of the Yearbook and the Guide Book.
Friday, May 11, 2012
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Monday, April 16, 2012
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
by Paul Gravett
March 16, 2012
The Royal Mail is issuing a set of ten stamps celebrating British comics...
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Mark says of it: "March 14: The GOV stamp is a takeoff on The Love Stamp and the I Heart New York logo."
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Saturday, January 14, 2012
TNN Jan 14, 2012,
PUNE: A special cover of noted cartoonist R K Laxman's cartoons was released by the department of posts at the state-level philatelic exhibition 'Mahapex 2012', at the Balewadi sports complex on Friday. ...
new series of stamps, celebrating the main characters from the books by Roald Dahl, as visualised by cartoonist and illustrator Quentin Blake. Six stamps feature characters from Matilda, The Fantastic Mr Fox, The Twits, James And The Giant peach, The Witches and Charlie and The Chocolate Factory.
Since the series coincides with the thirtieth anniversary of the publication of Dahl's The BFG, this book is the subject of a separate minisheet of four stamps.
The stamps were designed by Magpie Studio, who last year also created the Winnie The Pooh issue, featuring art by E.H. Sheppard.
The stamps are published in a myriad of packages and formats, such as FDCs, stamp cards, presentation packages and framed sets. More on the Royal Mail website.
(via DesignWeek - artwork © Quentin Blake 2004, 2001, 1999, 2001, 2010, 1997, 1983 & 2012)
Monday, January 9, 2012
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Bill Silvester writes in:
Disneyana on Stamps Society has just become a Study Unit of the American Topical Association.
As a member of DoSS you are entitled to access to the Society's Journal Disnemation, a complete Disneyana on Stamps Checklist, access to back issues of the Disnemation newsletter and more to come. Enjoy and have a Magical New Year.