Friday, August 7, 2009
CLASSIC TV GETS THE STAMP OF APPROVAL
HEY COLLECTORS here's your next list of things to get. The US Postal Service is issuing commemorative stamps dealing with some of our favorite classic TV shows.
With these stamps, the U.S. Postal Service commemorates 20 great shows from TV’s golden age of the 1950s. For more than half a century, Americans have turned to television for entertainment and information. To those watching in its early days, TV offered the additional excitement of the new. Whether laughing at the first situation comedies, tingling at crime dramas, or identifying with ordinary people who had their day in the spotlight on game shows, audiences were charmed by the novelty of the young medium. Today, memories from television’s “childhood”—often especially vivid—are a pure pleasure.
The stamps recognize The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet; Alfred Hitchcock Presents; Dinah Shore Show; Dragnet; Ed Sullivan Show; George Burns & Gracie Allen Show; Hopalong Cassidy; The Honeymooners; Howdy Doody; I Love Lucy; Kukla, Fran and Ollie; Lassie; The Lone Ranger; Perry Mason; Phil Silvers Show; The Red Skelton Show; Texaco Star Theater; The Tonight Show; Twilight Zone; and You Bet Your Life.
These are an awesome collectable for those...like myself....who love the glory days of the "little screen". I'll see you in line at the Post Office. LOL
CLICK HERE to go to the USPS Commemorative Stamp page!