Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Edgar Rice Burroughs and Tarzan 12.8.2012
Who doesn't know Tarzan? I think everybody does. Tarzan has been and still is my favourite. He is so magnificent and he is so Real!!!
In 1912, Edgar Rice Burroughs published his first story, “Under the Moons of Mars,” and his first Tarzan story, “Tarzan of the Apes.” The U.S. Postal Service joins with fans around the world in celebrating the centennial of a cultural phenomenon.
This stamp shows Tarzan, Edgar Rice Burroughs’s most famous literary creation, clinging to a tree by a vine in his left hand and wielding a weapon in his right. Burroughs appears in profile in the background. Hulbert Burroughs, the author’s son, took the 1934 photograph that served as the basis for the stamp portrait of Burroughs. The depiction of Tarzan is an interpretation of the character by artist Sterling Hundley.
This stamp is Sterling Hundley’s second project for the U.S. Postal Service. Phil Jordan was the art director.
The Edgar Rice Burroughs stamp is being issued as a Forever® stamp. Forever stamps are always equal in value to the current First-Class Mail one-ounce rate.
My Friend Hemant sent me these FDCs and the nice sheet of Tarzan stamps.