Art of the Stamp
From the Collection of the United States Postal Services



Classic Movie Monsters:
Bela Lugosi as Dracula

Watercolor on paper

Artist: Thomas Blackshear II
Art director: Derry Noyes
First day of issue: September 30, 1997

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The Classic Movie Monsters stamps represent a fortunate coincidence. At the same time the Postal Service began to develop the idea, the adult children of three classic movie-monster actors began campaigning to commemorate their fathers on stamps. The two paths converged, resulting in five of the creepiest—and most popular—stamps of the 1990s.


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