Saturday, April 4, 2009

Edgar Allan Poe Commemorative Stamp

"Leave my loneliness unbroken!"
The Raven, Edgar Allan Poe

Mr. Peacock loves the commemorative stamps honoring American poet and writer, Edgar Allan Poe. The stamp was issued in January, and designed by Carl T. Herrman, of Carlsbad, California. The image above doesn't show the true colors—the price is in blood red, with Mr. Poe's name in metallic gold.

You can order a special limited edition, 40 page softcover book of Edgar Allan Poe's classic poem, The Raven. This booklet (see above) comes with a block of four 42-cent Edgar Allan Poe stamps.

This booklet contains 6 beautiful illustrations (see above and below) by the illustrator, Emmanuel Polanco—his work is perfect to illustrate this narrative poem! Mr. Peacock likes the Edgar Allan Poe portrait, although I would have also loved to see a commemorative "The Raven" stamp too, using Mr. Polcanco's illustration (above) from the booklet.

You may remember Mr. Polcano's illustrated Tarot cards I shared with you in early in March. To order the limited edition commemorative "The Raven" book, click here. To order the Edgar Allan Poe stamps, click here. Thank you US Postal Service!


Rob Velella said...

Pssst... it's spelled Edgar "Allan" Poe! :)

Mr. Peacock said...

Thank you for catching my error! I appreciate it. I'll probably get an email from my sister too—who also has an eagle eye.

Ooops...My apologies for my blatant error on Mr. Poe's name. I must have been thinking of my partner's last name—which is "Allen."


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