"Dear Darlin'" by Olly Murs (written by Murs, Ed Drewett and Jim Eliot) features a guy handwriting a letter to the girl he's lost.
Monday, October 6, 2014
Holy stamp collecting! It's Comic Con and National Stamp Collecting Month all rolled into one!
This Thursday, Oct. 9, the U.S. Postal Service will issue the Batman Forever stamp to kick off New York Comic Con 2014.
This year marks the 75th anniversary of the introduction of the Batman character in DC Comics, and the 20-stamp sheet ($9.80) features eight designs, including four versions of the iconic DC Comics super hero from different eras of the Caped Crusader's history, according to USPS.com. Additionally, there are four versions of the Bat-Signal featured on round stamps. The full sheet includes a background illustration showcasing a silhouette of Batman standing on a bridge with the skyline of Gotham City looming above him. The back side of the sheet features two illustrations of Batman and text about the history of the character.
The stamp collection also includes a variety of Digital Color Postmark First Day Covers ($11.95), Ceremony Program ($6.95) and a mounted and framed set of the stamps ($39.95).
The USPS also is using the introduction of the Batman Forever stamps to promote the hobby of stamp collecting.
“Batman is the quintessential American superhero,” said U.S. Postal Service Executive Director of Stamp Services Susan McGowan in a press release on the USPS website. “What better way to introduce stamp collecting as an educational hobby the entire family can enjoy. A great way to get started is to visit the American Philatelic Society’s (APS) website — stamps.org. With nearly 32,000 members among more than 110 countries, it’s a perfect source for getting involved in stamp collecting.”For more information about the Batman Forever stamps, visit the USPS website.