US PMG Is Stamp Collector
And Donahoe volunteered the information that he's a stamp collector, keeping up a collection started by his uncle.
"I've got a stamp collection that goes back to some of the first commemoratives the Huguenot-Walloon and some of the original ones...I think we've got [the] American Exposition from the 1890s and most of the commemoratives from that point on."
And that favorite stamp of his tenure? August's "The Long Leg," a painting of a sailboat off Cape Cod by Edward Hopper.
"Hopper was a famous American painter, and we did one of his stamps, dedicated up in Massachusetts this past August. It's kind of a personal favorite of mine."
One of Donahoe's favorite paintings by Hopper is "Nighthawks," a portion of which was featured on one of the Four Centuries of American Art stamps in 1998 (Sc. 3236p).
Here's something else you didn't know about PMG Donahoe: It's pronounced "Donna-who." Nearly all the news reports you've heard have it wrong.
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