US Post will Release Stamp on Edward Hopper Painting

\"\" U.S. Postal Service will release a stamp on 24th Aug 2011 on  Edward Hopper painting of a sailboat near Long Point Light, titled “The Long Leg,”.It will become the newest stamp in the Postal Service\’s American Treasures series.Hopper, who died in 1967 and summered in South Truro, was one of the most iconic realist painters of the early 20th century, The new stamp\’s issue will occur at 10:30 a.m. on the lawn of the Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum, a high point in town where Long Point Light stands straight across the harbor.The 44-cent first-class stamp, which comes in a booklet and is meant for everyday use, will have a 60-million print run, said Layne Owens, a postal service stamp development program manager in Washington, D.C.That\’s a very respectable amount although not as big as the Disney Pixar stamps that are set for release five days earlier – that stamp will have a 250-million print run, said Jay Bigalke, a professional stamp collector and online editor of Linn\’s Stamp News, an international stamp newspaper based in Sidney, Ohio.Still, for stamp collectors nationwide the unveiling is a rare chance to not only grab a first-day issue but to see the scene depicted on the stamp in person.

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