Arago: Early TV Memories Issue

Early TV Memories Issue

On August 11, 2009, in North Hollywood, California, the Postal Service issued the 44-cent Early TV Memories commemorative stamps in twenty designs. The stamps, designed by Carl T. Herrman, commemorate twenty great shows from TV's "Golden Age."

For more than half a century, Americans have turned to television for entertainment and information. To those watching in its early days, TV offered the additional excitement of the new. Whether laughing at the first situation comedies, tingling at crime dramas, or identifying with ordinary people who had their day in the spotlight on game shows, audiences were charmed by the novelty of the young medium.

Ashton Potter printed 50 million stamps in a pressure-sensitive pane of twenty stamps and a booklet of twenty premium stamped postal cards. The agency used the offset process.

Reference: Postal Bulletin (July 2, 2009)

Additional Records
  • Overview
  • 44c Early TV Memories pane of twenty
  • 44c 'Texaco Star Theater' single
  • 44c 'I Love Lucy' single
  • 44c 'The Red Skelton Show' single
  • 44c 'Howdy Doody' single
  • 44c 'Dragnet' single
  • 44c 'Lassie' single
  • 44c 'Hopalong Cassidy' single
  • 44c 'You Bet Your Life' single
  • 44c 'The Dinah Shore Show' single
  • 44c 'The Ed Sullivan Show' single

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