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Artist to the stars.

The Stamp Collecting Report, Im Lloyd de Vries.

Paul Calle has died at the age of 82.

As The New York Times said, his best known work of art is the size of a postage stamp  
because it IS a postage stamp. He designed the 1969 Man on the Moon stamp, issued just 
a few months after Apollo 11 landed.

Calle was a member of a special NASA program for artists, but beyond that, HE was chosen 
to chronicle the Apollo 11 crews preparations for their mission  the only media person 
with such access.

He designed other space stamps, and was also responsible for nearly 40 other stamp 
subjects, from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial to Aging to Carousel Animals.

Calle did more than just postage stamps, of course. Besides space, he had a fondness for 
Western America subjects. He illustrated books, and he WROTE one on using a pencil in art.

[Besides leaving us some of the best stamp designs of the 20thcentury, Calle also leaves 
us a son who designs stamps  AND collects them.]

But its through his stamp designs that Paul Calle will be remembered, and appreciated, 

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

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