A pictorial cancellation and cachet commemorating the 50th anniversary of the classic film, To Kill a Mockingbird, will be available at the Monroe County Heritage Museum tomorrow, April 13, 2012. The museum is located at 31 North Alabama Avenue in Monroeville, Alabama.
Postmasters David Neilon (Monroeville) and Tonya Hadley (Peterman) are working with event sponsor Monroe County Heritage Museum. World-renowned fine artist Nicolosi designed the pictorial cancellation and the commemorative cachet envelope.
The commemorative cachet envelopes will be unveiled at the iconic courthouse tomorrow at 10 a.m. and also available for sale. In addition to the cachet envelopes, USPS will sell Gregory Peck stamp sheets at the event and at the Monroeville Post Office across the street. You’ll need to bring your own plain envelopes and apply the Gregory Peck stamps for USPS employees to hand cancel. While supplies last, the commemorative cachet envelope will be available through the museum’s website at www.tokillamockingbird.com.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the film starring Gregory Peck, who was featured as Atticus Finch in the Legends of Hollywood stamp series. To Kill a Mockingbird is set in Monroeville, where Pulitzer Prize-winning author Harper Lee grew up, just a few blocks from the old courthouse.
Gregory Peck image courtesy of Gregory Peck LLC.