“Holy Letter-writing, Batman!” New Stamps Honor 75 Years

“Holy Letter-writing, Batman!” New Stamps Honor 75 Years

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To celebrate the 75th anniversary of Batman this year, the US Postal Service unveiled a set of 8 limited edition stamps depicting the evolution of the iconic super hero.

Just as Batman is celebrated in Gotham City, the USPS took center stage at the New York Comic Con 2014 convention last week to showcase the new stamps that use designs from his origins, and to the present day.

In sheets of 20 stamps, four versions of the DC Comics super hero are depicted on rectangle stamps from four eras of comic book history, along with four circular emblems of the Bat-Signal.

“It’s very fitting we’re dedicating these Batman stamps during National Stamp Collecting Month, because stamp collecting played a role in young Bruce Wayne’s childhood in the 1950’s comics,” said a USPS representative from the Javits Center.

Legendary comic book illustrator and DC Entertainment Co-Publisher, Jim Lee, whose art is depicted on the Modern Age stamp said, “It is an honor to have the U.S. Postal Service feature the Caped Crusader on this new set of stamps in celebration of his 75th anniversary,” said Lee.

First appearing in the comic book Detective Comics #27, this most human of Super Heroes hit newsstands March 30, 1939, featuring artwork by Bob Kane and a script by Bill Finger.

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Bruce Wayne, who shared the stamp collecting hobby with his father in the pages of comic books during the 1950s, battled some of fiction’s greatest villains using his intellect, cunning and an arsenal of gadgets to further his quest for justice.

The Batman Limited Edition stamps are being issued as Forever stamps and will be equal in value to the whatever is the current First-Class Mail 1-ounce price. All 80 million stamps are available nationwide today. Customers may purchase the stamps at usps.com/stamps, the Postal Store, at 800-STAMP24 (800-782-6724) and at Post Offices nationwide or visit ebay.com/stamps to shop for a wide variety of postage stamps and collectibles.

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