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U.S. Postal Stamps To Honor Dancers


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#1 abatt

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Posted 17 August 2011 - 09:46 AM

The Postal Service will be issuing "Forever" stamps to honor Fosse, Duncan, Limon and Dunham. Read about it here:

http://www.broadway....-with-us-stamp/


I'll certainly have to pick up a few books of those stamps, though I rarely use "snail mail" anymore.

Have there ever been stamps issued by the Post Office honoring other choreographers or dancers?

#2 Mme. Hermine

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Posted 17 August 2011 - 10:55 AM

There was a set(?) of three, honoring deMille, Ailey and Balanchine. There was a Martha Graham one. This is a good page for history - not lots of dancers, though.

http://usstampgallery.com/

#3 Pamela Moberg

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 03:08 PM

Not being a stamp collector, I am probably not the right person to answer this, but it has been done in Scandinavia.
Denmark, many years ago, issued a stamp with Margrethe Schanne, their legendary "La Sylphide" and Sweden issued one with ballerina Annelie Alhanko and her partner Per Arthur Segerström in "Giselle". Those I have actually kept and was once thinking of starting a ballet stamp collection, but it never got under way. In the former Soviet there were some ballet stamps as well.


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