Monday, June 13, 2011

Mark Twain Immortalized on Forever Stamp

Reprinted with Permission




What: First-Day-of-Issue dedication ceremony of the Mark Twain 44-cent 
Commemorative First-Class Stamp. The event is free.

When:10:00 a.m., Saturday, June 25, 2011

Where: Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum, 200 Block of Hill Street, Hannibal MO 63401-3537

Who:James H. Bilbray, Member, Board of Governors, U.S. Postal Service
Henry Sweets, Curator, The Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum
David F. Martin, District Manager, Gateway District, U.S. Postal Service
Jim Waddell, portrayer, Mark Twain

Art Director and Stamp Designer Phil Jordan collaborated with stamp 
artist Gregory Manchess to create the stamp design. Manchess based 
his portrait of Twain on a photograph taken around 1907. The stamp 
background evokes several of Twain’s works set along the Mississippi 
River of his youth.