WASHINGTON –— Every year at meetings weary, experts ponder fame and theory, over many a quaint and curious request for honor on a stamp.
Who should they pick for honored postage: arts or science, famed youth or great age?
The answer's here. The coming year will feature a man of mystery.
The 42-cent stamp will mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of poet and mystery writer Poe and will be issued Jan. 16 in Richmond, Va.
The Poe stamp is one of several issues for early in 2009 announced by the post office.
Other new postage announced included commemorative stamps marking Alaska and Oregon statehood, lunar new year — the year of the Ox — and a postal card marking the bicentennial of Miami University of Ohio.