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Postby Grover1 » Sat Jan 03, 2009 3:30 am


From The Sun-Herald

http://www.sunherald.com/local/story/1043873.html

(A lighthouse dateline ... also from The Sun-Herald ... http://www.sunherald.com/local/story/1043835.html)
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Postby wheland » Sat Jan 03, 2009 7:17 am


Here's a link to the USPS announcement. There is another stamp with a lighthouse on it- although there is some question as to which one it actually is. the Lighthouse digest says it's Long Point. MA and another site says it's Stage Harbor, MA .

http://www.usps.com/communications/news ... 08_136.htm

American Treasures: Edward Hopper


A sunlit painting by Edward Hopper is showcased in this ninth entry in the American Treasures series. The Long Leg, painted in oil on canvas around 1930, depicts a boat sailing against the wind near Provincetown, MA. The Long Leg is in the collection of the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, in San Marino, CA. Art director Derry Noyes of Washington, DC, cropped the painting for use in the stamp art.

The American Treasures series was inaugurated in 2001. It is intended to exhibit beautiful works of American fine art and crafts. The stamp will be dedicated Aug. 6 at the American Philatelic Society Stamp Show in Pittsburgh, PA.

Here are some links others have posted about it. I still am of the opinion that the shape of the lighthouse and the design of the lantern room do not fit the photos and postcards of Long Point- although it doesn't fit for Stage Harbor either.

http://www.huntington.org/ArtDiv/LongLegPict.html

http://www.lighthouse.cc/longpoint/history.html

http://www.lighthouse.cc/longpoint/pc1.html

Any thoughts out there?

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Postby Grover1 » Tue Jan 06, 2009 7:11 pm


Same story from WLOX ABC 13 ... liked the station's masthead ... and any day you can include Pascagoula in a post is a good day ...

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