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March 26, 2018

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Cynthia

Yes, that airmail stamp is beautiful!! I like the Illinois stamp.

CMN

Um, so I’ve been looking forward to Illinois and Mister Rogers, but oh that Airmail announcement... {SWOON!!}

Angela Cracchiolo

I would agree with you about the 1968 Illinois stamp! Yeah, and Trolly should have had a stamp too! But that airmail stamp, I will be ordering LOTS of those!!!

Kimberly

You are SO right about the Mr. Rogers stamp! It could have been in a similar vein as the Jim Henson, one with Mr. Rogers and then all the other characters. You should really be on the stamp advisory board, Donovan. Also, I’m annoyed by the Illinois stamp. Such a snooze.

JJalltheway

Oh yes. That 1968 Illinois stamp is one of my favorites and it has texture! Beautifully printed, not like the computer shlock we get now.

I was pleased to read that the Air Mail stamp is intaglio printed, hopefully there will be some texture there.

Thanks as always for being on the stamp ball!

Joe F.

Oh, wow, those Air Mail stamps are fantastic! Definitely need to get a fair supply of those.

Maria Kasper

I love Mr. Rogers finally getting his stamp. But I think they really missed an opportunity by not putting Mr. McFeely on a stamp. After all, he was the show's letter carrier!

And oh, I must lay my hands on that beautiful air mail commemorative! A flock of those stamps are going to adorn my sister's annual birthday envelope this year! Thanks for the heads-up on that one.

Speaking of air mail, I can happily recommend "Mavericks of the Sky: The First Daring Pilots of the U.S. Air Mail" by Barry Rosenberg & Catherine Macaulay. It's a crackling-good account of the early years of the air mail service. There's an account of it it on my book blog here: https://mariasbooks.wordpress.com/2015/08/13/mavericks-of-the-sky/

Karen BRASETH

I’m looking forward to the air mail stamp, as well; and I agree, Donovan, re: missed opportunity with Mr Rogers stamp. They should try a do-over.... maybe all the characters on a series of postcard stamps

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