Sunday, July 17, 2011

Owney the Postal Terrier Gets a Stamp

Remember the story of Owney, the taxidermied postal terrier?  No?  Well, the story is here, and it's a pretty good one -- so good, in fact, that a taxidermied Owney is on display at the Postal Museum here in Washington, D.C., and now the U.S. Postal Service is putting out a "forever stamp" (for 44 cents it will always be good to send a letter anywhere in the U.S., no matter what happens with rates in the future).

Owney Forver.  Perfect! 

The official release event for the stamp is Wednesday, July 27, 2011, from 11 am – 12 pm at the Postal Museum atrium in Washington, D.C.  

For more information about Owney, see this nice web site loaded with information and put together for the postal celebration.

1 comment:

The meanderings of a history hound said...


I am on a mission to find all the dogs in the Smithsonian Museums and photograph them.

Of course, I started with Sgt. Stubby and Bud, the dog who rode along on the first cross country road trip by car.