Katharine Hepburn postage stamp

Like all good classic movie geeks, Christine and I have dutifully laid down some serious dinero for the USPS’s cool-ass “Legends of Hollywood” stamps over the years. In fact, we usually buy a whole sheet to keep as a souvenir, you know, one more thing for Greta to sort through after we die.

Anyway, this year’s addition to the already-rocking collection is none other than legendary, four-time Oscar winner, Miss Katharine Hepburn. Awesome! Even cooler is the fact that the photograph they used for the stamp — Hepburn as she appeared in the 1942 film “Woman of the Year” — was taken by the late, great Clarence Sinclair Bull. Seriously good stuff all around.

Oh, and lest you think Kate Hepburn is the only cool stamp on sale these days, the USPS also released a really beautiful set of stamps highlighting “Cowboy of the Silver Screen”, featuring Tom Mix, Gene Autry, Roy Rogers and William S. Hart. Wow, kinda makes you wanna pay your bills through the mail again, huh?

In any case, I’d hurry down to your local post office before these groovy stamps disappear. Or better yet, order them online like we do…no lines, no hassle and shipping only costs one dollar! So worth it!


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6 responses to “Katharine Hepburn postage stamp

  1. Ginger

    Oh, how I totally love these stamps! I also buy them online and purchase an “extra” sheet to collect. Love that they issued Katharine Hepburn AND Gary Cooper recently (which is still available, by the way).

    I know the “Forever” stamp was created to save me a few bucks, but man, it’s worth it to shell out a few more pennies for these beautiful stamps. šŸ™‚

  2. I know, these stamps rock! And who knew that the Gary Cooper was still in stock…I’ll have to add a couple sheets of him to our order now too.

    The only thing that really bummed me out is that the Greta Garbo stamp they did a few years ago was not part of the official “Legends of Hollywood” series. Sad…maybe it’s because she wasn’t born in America? Hmmm…

    Either way, we’re still gonna buy a boatload of these babies! Hooray for Hollywood stamps! šŸ™‚

  3. I would like to know how to begin a petition for a Michael Jackson US first class stamp.

    Thank you,

    Mrs. Daphne Orebaugh

  4. Ooo…what an awesome idea! I have no idea where one would even start with something like that, but I love the idea.

    I think they should actually do a whole sheet with Michael though the ages…young Michael, “Thriller”-era Michael, and then something from his later years! Could be very cool…and those things would sell out before they were even printed! šŸ™‚

  5. Yeah, they’ve had stamps for other music legends like Sinatra and Elvis. I bet if you asked people who has had more of an impact in pop music, Michael Jackson or Elvis, I think Michael would win it by a nose! šŸ™‚

  6. Grooooaaaan…urgh, how long have you been waiting to use that one? šŸ™‚

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