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  • Stamp for Wilma Rudolph

    The United States Postal Service (USPS) has announced that it will issue a single definitive stamp of undetermined denomination in 2004. She will become one the very few track & field athletes to have a stamp issued. What other track athletes should have a stamp? Only requirements are US citizenship and dead for at least ten years. Of those athletes living, who should be considered for a stamp? Trivia question, who was the first US Olympian to be honored with a US stamp?

  • #2
    Re: Stamp for Wilma Rudolph

    once the time has come:

    raefer johnson
    wyomia tyus
    billy mills

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    • #3
      Re: Stamp for Wilma Rudolph

      finally someone spelled his name right. Raefer Johnson that is
      why don't people pronounce vowels anymore

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      • #4
        Re: Stamp for Wilma Rudolph

        Trivia
        >question, who was the first US Olympian to be
        >honored with a US stamp?

        Take your pick:

        I think the first Olympic athlete to be identified as an athlete on a U.S. stamp was Babe Didriksen.

        I think the first American on a U.S. commemorative who happened to be an Olympian but was better known for other things was George Patton.

        But the first Olympian - and someone who was alive at the time the stamp was issued because he served as the model and was not identified - was Al LeConey. This stamp was produced to honor the 1932 LA Olympics. LeConey was a 4x1 gold medalist in 1924 from Lafayette.

        I could also be very wrong on all these. Where are Scott Davis and Tom Jennings for this question?

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        • #5
          Re: Stamp for Wilma Rudolph

          The USPS has announced that the first day of issue of the 23 cent Wilma Rudolph stamp will take place July 14 in Sacramento CA. The definitive stamp will be issued in three formats, pane of 20, pane of 10 (convertible booklet format) and vending booklet of 10.

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          • #6
            Re: Stamp for Wilma Rudolph

            You can find a picture of the stamp in the "Last Lap" section of the January edition of T&FN.

            There's also a 37-cent Olympic commemorative due some time this year.

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            • #7
              Re: Stamp for Wilma Rudolph

              The US commemorative stamp for the Summer Olympic Games will be issued June 9 in Philadelphia.

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