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miércoles, 3 de junio de 2015
Mail Call: Kid Lit Stamps From Around the World
Earlier this summer, Canada Post honored Stella — the title character of a series of picture books by author Marie-Louise Gay — with a series of stamps. It’s the second stamp from Canada Post to feature an image from children’s literature, and it got me thinking about other countries around the world who have featured kid lit in their postage.
Here’s a round up of some of the coolest postal tributes to kid lit from around the world. I’ve stuck to the stamps based on the books themselves, rather than the stamps that pay tribute to the books via their movie or television adaptations.
In honor of World Oceans Day in 2008, the United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA) produced three series of stamps honoring Dr. Seuss. The above are the US $.46 stamps, but there were separate issues and designs, including one for the Euro and one in French.
The UNPA wasn’t the first in honoring Theodore Geisel’s work on a stamp, though. The United States Postal Service (USPS) issued stamps honoring him and his work as well.
In 1999, there was the stamp honoring The Cat in the Hat.
In 2004, the USPS honored Geisel and all of his creations, including the Cat in the Hat and The Grinch, in this stamp.