Do people even use stamps or send letters through the mail anymore? For the few stamp collectors in the world there are a new line of stamps coming out from the U.S. Postal Service is pretty cool. The honor some of the greatest television icons that have influenced the way entertainment has been shaped. Especially Rod Serling and Alfred Hitchcock who have influence many of the modern day movies and TV shows that we currently watch.
The set consists of stamps depicting (as seen in order below) Milton Berle; I Love Lucy stars Lucille Ball and Vivian Vance; Red Skelton; puppet Howdy Doody; Dragnet star Jack Webb; Lassie; William Boyd, aka Hopalong Cassidy, and his horse Topper; You Bet Your Life host Groucho Marx; Dinah Shore; Ed Sullivan; Kukla, Fran and Ollie; Phil Silvers; The Lone Ranger (Clayton Moore) and his horse Silver;Perry Mason star Raymond Burr; Alfred Hitchcock; George Burns and Gracie Allen; Ozzie and Harriet Nelson; Steve Allen; Rod Serling; and “The Honeymooners” stars Jackie Gleason and Art Carney.
If you are still sending letters through the US Postal Service or collecting stamps then make sure you go get yourself some of these on August 11th. The U.S. Postal Service will hold a ceremony dedicating the set of “Early TV Memories” commemoratives at 10:30 a.m. PT on August 11th at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre in North Hollywood, Calif.