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Theodor Seuss Geisel Issue

The 37-cent Theodor Seuss Geisel commemorative stamp was issued on March 2, 2004, in La Jolla, California. Carl T. Herrman of Carlsbad, California, designed the stamp.

The stamp honors Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, on the 100th anniversary of his birth. A Pulitzer Prize-winning author and illustrator, Dr. Seuss has introduced countless children to the joys of reading.

The stamp features a color photograph of Geisel taken in Dallas, Texas, in 1987. In the stamp design Geisel is surrounded by his illustrations of six characters from his books. From left to right:

o The Cat in the Hat from "The Cat in the Hat " (1957)

o The Grinch (with color added) from "How the Grinch Stole Christmas!" (1957)

o The Glotz (or the identical Klotz) from "Oh Say Can You Say?" (1979)

o Three characters from the 1965 book "I Had Trouble in Getting To Solla Sollew": the Skritz, the anonymous "young fellow," the Shrink

Sennett Security Products printed 172 million stamps in the gravure process.

Reference:

Postal Bulletin (February 5, 2004).


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