March 16th, 2019

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The stamp campaign begins

Has Carole Lombard ever been featured on a postage stamp? The answer is "yes," from some unlikely places. In 2007, we discovered she was on stamps issued in obscure former Soviet republic of Karakalpakia (, and two years later, we learned the tortured African nation of Sierra Leone did likewise (

But as for her American homeland...crickets. However, some are trying to change that.

This illustration of Lombard was used on the cover of the November 1936 Photoplay, one of a series from the fabled James Montgomery Flagg (

Three years, a 30" x 40" canvas print of that image, a possible design for the stamp, was created to bolster the campaign:

It'll be headed to the U.S. Postal Service Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee. Lombard fan and Facebook friend BrianLee Anderson has hope the committee will agree to issue a stamp in Carole's name, to join numerous classic Hollywood favorites similarly honored.

More on this will follow in subsequent months. Keep your fingers crossed.
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