Collector Postage Stamps
Posted by Roy Zinck on December 19, 2014, 8:19 am
Recently here in Canada, Canada Post issued a collector set of postage stamps to recognize Canadian Country music artists. The list included Hank Snow, Tommy Hunter, K.D. Lang and Shania Twain. The entire sets sold out in about two weeks. I was lucky enough, after many trips to different Post Offices to get the last few packages of Hank Snow and Tommy Hunter. These sets are very well done with a write up on each artist. Glad to have them. |
The reason I am posting this is hopefully stir up some debate as to the possibility that the U.S.Postal service would do the same (American country artists)and I am referring to a Jim Reeves stamp issue that is beyond overdue. To my knowledge this has never happened.
My thoughts are that someone in the Forum family may have a connection with the postal management and ask the question. If there are a number of requests from the public that would certainly help as well. Who knows, management may finally sit up and pay attention.
Anyway, just a possibility we can make this happen. Canada Post did it, maybe this is the start we need.
As to the selection process, I don't know how it was done. I am very thankful that Hank and Tommy made the list. However Ian Tyson, Anne Murray and Ray Griff were not included, maybe next time. I will be writing them soon with maybe a 'next edition' suggestion and a thank you for recognizing country music.
Thanks everyone. Merry Christmas to all.
Foever a fan.............Roy