Friday, July 29, 2011

U.S. Postal Service Issues Macot Owney the Dog Postage Stamp

WASHINGTON — The mascot that provided good luck to the Railway Mail Service returns today after a century after riding the rails and protecting the mail in the form of 60 million Owney the Postal Dog Forever stamps.

To celebrate the news, Owney, a resident of the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum, is back with a makeover for the opening of a new exhibit that chronicles his adventures. The museum also is announcing an Owney photo look-alike contest. Postal Service Owney related activities will take place at the Museum of Transportation in St. Louis, MO, and at the visitors’ center in Albany, NY, today. Events will also take place in Toledo, OH, and Tucson, AZ today, and on Aug. 1, the Humane Society of Southern Arizona will host an Owney look-alike contest.

“With his new stamp and through the efforts of the National Postal Museum, Owney’s legacy will . . .

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