There's something to look for in the new Henry Mancini stamp. The design shows the film composer conducting; in the lower left corner is the Pink Panther, whose theme Mancini wrote.
Tickle Me Henry
However, all the publicity pictures of the stamp design, including the one used on this site - even the giant blow-up of the stamp used at the first day ceremony - showed the earlier design. And at the ceremony, postal clerks were selling two versions of the stamp: Touching and not touching. VSC members are calling them "tickle" and "spark gap," respectively. (photo right - Tickle top and Spark Gap bottom)
The Postal Service tells The Virtual Stamp Club no stamps were printed before the design was changed. Is it a printing shift? Another sort of mistake?
Keep up on the latest in The VSC's continuing discussion, which begins at Message 44 of the Henry Mancini stamp thread.
Photos from the Henry Mancini First Day Ceremony
Ginny Mancini tells The VSC how it feels
to have a stamp issued for her husband