Major League Baseball All-Stars First Day of Issue Ceremony a Home Run

Thank you to everyone who came out to the Major League Baseball All-Stars First Day of Issue ceremony on Friday at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York! What better place to celebrate four great stars?

Photo credit: Daniel Afzal, U.S. Postal Service

Held during Hall of Fame Weekend, the event drew a great crowd and we had a blast honoring these baseball legends. Dedicating the stamps were (from left to right) Louis J. Giuliano, member, U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors; Tony Gwynn, member, National Baseball Hall of Fame; Patrick R. Donahoe, Postmaster General, CEO, U.S. Postal Service; Jane Forbes Clark, Chairman of the Board, National Baseball Hall of Fame; and Brian Kenny, on-air personality, MLB Network.

The four players honored on these stamps—Ted Williams, Larry Doby, Willie Stargell, and Joe DiMaggio—capture our imagination for their exploits. They symbolize the best of baseball and, in a way, the best of ourselves. Each of these Hall of Famers was a perennial All-Star selection and each left an indelible impression on the game.

We had a wonderful time in Cooperstown! We hope you’ll join us next time!

Our next event is the Innovative Choreographers First Day of Issue ceremony this Saturday, July 28, in Los Angeles, California. Will you be there?

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Miles Davis Stamp Celebration in Hollywood Tonight

We are very excited to announce that USPS and the Hollywood Bowl will honor Miles Davis during a stamp dedication and unveiling ceremony prior to the “A Celebration of Miles Davis” concert tonight. The ceremony will take place at 7 p.m. on the Museum Terrace. The concert begins at 8 p.m.

Attending the ceremony are:
Eduardo H. Ruiz, Los Angeles District Manager, U.S. Postal Service
Arvind Manocha, Chief Operating Officer, Los Angeles Philharmonic
Miles Davis family members Cheryl Davis, Erin Davis, and Vince Wilburn, Jr.
Bubba Jackson, award-winning KJazz 88.1 radio personality
Mark Anderson, Los Angeles Postmaster
Joshua Ledet, American Idol finalist
Gabriel Johnson, jazz artist
Henry Rollins, actor, musician, and author

The Hollywood Bowl is located at 2301 North Highland Avenue in Hollywood, California 90068.

Hope to see you there!

Name, image and likeness of Miles Davis with permission from Miles Davis Properties, LLC.

Mail a Smile Stamps Receiving a Disney Welcome

Breaking news, stamp fans! The Mail a Smile (Forever®) stamps, the second in a two-part issuance featuring Disney•Pixar characters, will be issued on Friday, June 1, at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort in Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

The First Day of Issue ceremony and dedication will begin at 9 a.m. Attendance is free and open to the public, but you must RSVP by May 22: http://www.rsvptrack.com/pixarstamps/. We hope you’ll join us!

In the meantime, you can pre-order the Mail a Smile (Forever®) stamps and stamped postcards now online!

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Reminder: William H. Johnson Stamp Will Be Dedicated Wednesday

This is a reminder that the William H. Johnson commemorative stamp will be issued this Wednesday, April 11, at the Gilliam Concert Hall on the campus of Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland. The ceremony will start at 11 a.m. and feature the Morgan State University Jazz Ensemble and the Morgan State University Choir. The stamp will be dedicated by Ronald A. Stroman, Deputy Postmaster General, U.S. Postal Service, and Marcellus Shepard of WEAA-FM (88.9) will serve as Master of Ceremonies. Will you be joining us?