Marshall Islands Unveils Designs
Honoring Stamp Artist Paul Calle

The Marshall Islands will issue a pane of 20 stamps depicting the artwork of stamp artist Paul Calle.

The pane of 49-cent stamps will be issued August 4 at APS StampShow in Richmond, Virginia.

Calle (1928–2010), a native of Manhattan and longtime resident of Connecticut, designed 40 stamps for the United States, plus stamps for Marshall Islands, the Sweden, and the United Nations.

In 1962, Calle was among the first group selected to participate in the NASA Art Program, which saw artists memorialize space accomplishments through art. Among his U.S. stamps are the Gemini of 1967 and the 1969 First Man on the Moon airmail issues.

The stamps are, from left, by row: Top – (from left) Charlie Chaplin’s “Little Tramp,” Grand Canyon, Harry Truman and the United Nations, The First Step of Man on the Moon, and 1950s Sporty Cars;

Second – Navajo Indian Portrait, The Vietnam War, In Remembrance of September 11, 2001, The Quest for a Better Future, Lindbergh Flight;

Third – Jets Shrink Time and Distance, Computer Age Dawns, Scientists Probe Secrets of Life, Franklin Roosevelt New Deal, and Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial;

Bottom – Pioneer 10, 50th Anniversary of the United Nations, First Vote, Streamlined Design Symbolizes Bright Future, and Kennedy’s Dream of Man on the Moon.

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