New Postal Art in Honor of Classic Movie

Chicago artist unveils collectible envelope design at Trump Tower

April 02, 2012 @USPSstamps



Unveiling of commemorative cachet and pictorial cancellation in honor of 50th anniversary of film version of To Kill a Mockingbird.


Wednesday, April 4, 2012
6 p.m.


Trump International Hotel and Tower Chicago – 401 N. Wabash Ave., 16th floor


The U.S. Postal Service and Chicago-based artist Nicolosi will unveil a new cachet and pictorial cancellation, created by the artist in honor of the 50th anniversary of the film adaptation of Harper Lee’s classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird.

The designs refer to the Monroeville, AL courthouse where some of the movie was shot. They follow the Postal Service’s 2011 issuance of a commemorative stamp honoring Gregory Peck, the actor best known for his portrayal of Atticus Finch in the film. The stamp, which features a still photograph of Peck as Finch, was the Postal Service’s 17th release in its “Legends of Hollywood” series.

A cachet is a limited-edition, collectible envelope with a design connected to the stamp subject. A pictorial cancellation is a black-on-white postmark design, created in honor of a stamp issue or other significant community event.

Donald Nichols, Chicago District Executive Manager, Post Office Operations, will give the Chicago dedication for the designs, along with the artist and invited guests. The cachet will go on sale Friday, April 13 at the Monroe County Heritage Museum in Monroeville, AL.

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