“Mockingbird” To Get Special Stamp

On October 20 at Samford University in Homewood, Alabama, the US Postmaster will unveil a pictorial cancellation stamp and cachet envelope commemorating the 50th anniversary of the film classic, “To Kill a Mockingbird.” Designed exclusively for the USPS by world-renowned artist, Nicolosi, the stamp and envelope are to be unveiled on the university’s campus at 12 noon at Harwell G. Davis Library in conjunction with other activities and events that day to mark the anniversary. Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe and Nicolosi will unveil the artwork. The author of the novel, Miss Harper Lee, is not scheduled to attend. Nicolosi is known around the world for his original style of portraiture, including those of His Royal Highness, Prince Charles of Wales, Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan, opera star Placido Domingo, basketball legend Bill Russell, Marlon Brando and a who’s who of other stars of screen and stage. He began working with Alabama Humanities Foundation after Lisa Narrell-Mead, secretary of the organization, solicited his help in producing artwork to commemorate the 50th Anniversary celebration in Monroeville and AHF events surrounding it. It led to his meeting Lee for the first time and resulted in his production of a documentary, “Song of the Mockingbird: Monroeville Memories.”

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