Stamp Honors Reagan as a Man of Letters

From Times Wire Reports

Nancy Reagan joined Postmaster General John E. Potter on Tuesday at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library near Simi Valley to unveil a commemorative postage stamp honoring the nation’s 40th president.

“The United States Postal Service is honoring the man who was known by his fellow Americans as the Great Communicator,” Potter said.

“He understood the value of the written word.... He wrote, and mailed, more than 10,000 letters during his incredible lifetime.”

The 37-cent stamp of a smiling Ronald Reagan clad in a blue suit and red-and-blue striped tie will be available nationwide Feb. 10. He served from 1981 until 1989.


A dedication ceremony will take place the day before at the Reagan library.

“My husband considered it the honor of a lifetime to serve as president, and I know he would be very touched by the special tribute bestowed upon him today by the U.S. Postal Service,” Nancy Reagan said.

“The stamp really captures Ronnie’s humor and optimism, and I hope the American people will like it as much as I do,” she said.