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Pop Goes the Culture

The Stamp Collecting Report, I'm Lloyd de Vries. 

Who's Ethelbert Nevin? :::pause:::

Give up? He was a late 19th century composer deemed a Famous American by 
a 1940 stamp.

The subjects of many stamps are obscure today. Now...who's Bugs Bunny?

Didn't take you long to think of that dad-bwasted wabbit, did it?

Most major countries now have pop culture stamps: The Beatles in Britain, 
Mohammed Ali in Austria, and next year, in the U-S, Hershey's Kisses.

My first reaction to the Love and Kisses stamp was "how commercial!"

Then it was pointed out to me that Looney Tunes and Disney characters are 
commercial products, too, and yet part of American culture -- more than 
Muhammad Ali was Austrian!

More people will pay attention to next year's Kisses stamp than the more 
serious subjects.

And as long as the U-S still issues stamps for historic figures, that'll be 
all right with me. Maybe some people will look up who those obscure people Ethelbert Nevin.

I'm Lloyd de Vries of The Virtual Stamp Club. For more about stamps and 
stamp collecting, visit virtual-stamp-club-dot-com

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