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USPS unveils new Reagan stamp

By Ed O'Keefe
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, February 10, 2011; 9:06 PM

The U.S. Postal Service on Thursday unveiled a new stamp commemorating Ronald Reagan, just days after what would have been the 40th president's 100th birthday.

The stamp is affixed with the mail agency's new "Forever" price denomination. Reagan was previously honored with stamps in 2005 and 2006.

Artist Bart Forbes of Plano, Tex., painted the image, which is based on a 1985 photograph of Reagan, the USPS said.

Customers may purchase the stamps at local post offices or at USPS.com. Special first-day-of-issue postmarks are available until April 11 by visiting the Web site, calling 800-STAMP-24 or by sending envelopes with your address in a larger envelope to the post office in Simi Valley. The address there is:

Ronald Reagan Stamp

Postmaster

2551 N. Galena Ave.

Simi Valley, CA 93065-9998

Envelopes will be returned to the sender with the first-day-of-issue postmark, the USPS said.

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