Great Film Directors Stamps Premiering Soon!

The Great Film Directors First Day of Issue ceremony is just one week away! The Forever® stamps honor four filmmakers who captured the many varieties of the American experience. These extraordinary directors—Frank Capra, John Ford, John Huston, and Billy Wilder—created some of the most iconic scenes in American cinema. They gave audiences an unforgettable (and in some cases, deeply personal) vision of life.

The stamps will be issued at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center in Silver Spring, Maryland, on May 23. Stay tuned for more details on the time the event will kick off. Will you be joining us?

In the mean time, you can celebrate these four cinematic masters by pre-ordering the Digital Color Postmark First Day Covers. Including four envelopes with each of the stamps, the color postmark design, modeled after an admission ticket, showcases the stamp name in dramatic type and includes the date and location of issue: May 23, 2012, Silver Spring, MD, 20910. A beautiful addition to any collection, it also makes a great gift!

The John Wayne name and likeness licensed by John Wayne Enterprises, LLC. Newport Beach, CA. All rights reserved.

Humphrey Bogart ® Bogart LLC. Licensed by Licensing Artists, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

The use of the name and likeness of John Huston by permission of the Huston Family.

Some Like It Hot © 1959 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. All Rights Reserved.

“IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT” © 1934, renewed 1962 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Courtesy of Columbia Pictures.

THE SEARCHERS © C V Whitney Pictures, Inc. Licensed By: Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

THE MALTESE FALCON © Turner Entertainment Co. A Warner Bros. Entertainment Company. All Rights Reserved.

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The Postal Service™ is proud of its role in portraying the American experience to a world audience through the issuance of postage stamps and postal stationery. Each year the Postal Service issues commemorative stamps reflecting subjects of national significance and appeal. More than 160 years of stamp development has yielded an incredible archive of imagery and commentary reflecting American culture and society. Even in this fast-changing world, stamps are still a versatile and convenient method of postage. And stamp collecting is a lifetime hobby that is fun and educational for all ages. Stamp collecting is easy to start without a big investment. It is also a great way to learn about the world and its many wonders, opening the door to an exciting universe of history, science, geography, the arts, technology, and sports. Our mission is to provide universal service that is prompt, reliable, efficient, affordable, and self-sustaining. Throughout its history the Postal Service has grown with the nation, binding it together by ensuring that everyone, everywhere, has the same ability to communicate regardless of technological change.

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