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Evanston Native Charlton Heston Postal Stamp Issued

Heston, who was born in Evanston and acted at New Trier and Northwestern, is the 18th inductee into the U.S.P.S’ Legends of Hollywood stamp series.

2014 U.S. Postal Service
2014 U.S. Postal Service

Actor Charlton Heston, who was born in Evanston, was immortalized Friday in a U.S. Postal Service stamp.

He is the 18th inductee into the U.S.P.S. Legends of Hollywood stamp series, according to the postal service. The postal service noted Heston’s commitment to civil rights, including a march on Washington with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., as well as his acting career, which spanned more than 70 films.

Procrustes' Foil April 13, 2014 at 06:09 AM
John, thanks for the wonderful information. I know that stamp collecting can be rewarding and interesting. So can coin collecting! Have you ever heard Matthew Polenzani sing?
Procrustes' Foil April 13, 2014 at 06:16 AM
John, one more thing. I am not a defender of Procrustes. I am trying to defeat Procrustean "thinking."
John Chrusciel April 13, 2014 at 11:51 AM
PF glad you liked the information. Was hoping to create some interest in the hobby. When it comes to commemorating people or events, coins are the grand daddy of all. Modern style stamps were not invented until the mid 1800's. Coins with the faces of emperor's and kings on them have been around for thousands of years. Unfortunately I do not believe I have heard Polezani sing. Of course WFMT did Don Giovanni last week and it was wonderful but I do not think Polezani was in the rendition I enjoyed.
John Chrusciel April 13, 2014 at 11:53 AM
PF I get it. I was wondering about foil as he used a hammer. Great handle. :)

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