Rail-Related Stamp in July: Owney the Postal Dog

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The U.S. will issue a stamp July 27th featuring Owney the dog, the mascot of the Railway Mail Service. Between 1888 and 1897, Owney traveled all over the country, and even outside it, on Railway Post Office cars... often alone. When he died, he was stuffed, and is now on display at the National Postal Museum.

You can read more about him at the NPM site, postal.si.edu.

You can find out more about the stamp in my stamp collecting forum, The Virtual Stamp Club.

Meanwhile, if I do this correctly (it's my first post here in ages), here's what the stamp looks like:


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