Man of Steel To Appear on Postage Stamp

The United States Post Office has announced that Superman will be featured on his very own stamp this September.

The first superhero will receive his as part of the USPS's "Celebrate the Century" campaign 1930s set on Sep. 10 in Cleveland, Ohio, where the character was first invented. Sheets of 15 stamps celebrating the 1900s, 1910s and 1920s are already available at post offices nationwide.

The Postal Service is commemorating big events in American history though stamps voted on by the public over the next two years. Votes on 1970s subjects to be honored will be collected starting Sep. 1, with nominees including the women's rights movement, "Monday Night Football," "Sesame Street" and disco. Ballots are available at post offices nationwide or online at http://stampvote.msn.com.

In addition to the Superman stamp, other 1930s stamps include the Empire State Building, "Life" magazine, Eleanor Roosevelt, FDR's New Deal, household appliances, Walt Disney's "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," the "Gone with the Wind" novel, Jesse Owens, streamlined design, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Great Depression, Bobby Jones wins the Grand Slam of golf and the Monopoly game.

Superman fans who want to get a first day of issue postmark can send the stamps on the envelope of their choice, inside another stamped envelope addressed to:



CLEVELAND OH 44101-9613

After applying the first day of issue postmark, the Postal Service returns the envelopes through the mail. There is no charge for the postmark. All orders must be postmarked by Oct. 9, 1998. The USPS also offers first day covers for new stamp issues and postal stationery items postmarked with the official first day of issue cancellation. Get a free catalog for more information from: INFORMATION FULFILLMENT, U S POSTAL SERVICE, DEPT 6270, PO BOX 419014, KANSAS CITY, MO 64141-6014, or by calling 800-STAMP-24.

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