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Future of the Mechanical Music: Postage Stamps
By John A. Tuttle

Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee - Mechanical Music Stamps

Hi All,  Following Tim Trager's lead, I copy/pasted his posting and
sent it to the stamp committee.  Last week I received a post card from
the committee thanking me for writing.  They went on to explain that
the committee members base their recommendations on "national interest,
historical perspective, and other criteria".  So, the more input they
receive from people like you and me, the more apt they are to recommend
a series of Mechanical Music Stamps to the Postal Service.  Therefore,
I encourage everyone to write.

So you don't have to go looking, here is a copy of Tim's posting:

Dear Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee,

  Mechanical music has played an important role in American history and
  culture.  Over the years, mechanical musical instruments have enriched
  our society from the home, to the confectionery, to the theater, to
  the carousel at the amusement park.  We believe that it is time for
  the United States Postal Service to recognize this and celebrate
  these instruments with a series of stamps featuring historic American
  Mechanical Musical Instruments.  We recommend that the following
  mechanical musical instruments be featured on a series of United States
  Postal Stamps:

  1.  Foot Pumped Player Piano
  2.  Regina 15-1/2" Curved Front Changer Music Box
  3.  Molinari Hand Cranked Organ
  4.  Mills Violano Virtuoso
  5.  Seeburg H Orchestrion
  6.  Wurlitzer CU Photoplayer
  7.  Wurlitzer 165 Band Organ


  your name

Send the note to:

  Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee
  c/o Stamp Development, U.S. Postal Service
  475 L'Enfant Plaza, SW, Room 4474E
  Washington, D.C. 20260-2437


John A. Tuttle
Brick, NJ, USA

(Message sent Mon 29 Mar 2004, 13:05:26 GMT, from time zone GMT-0500.)

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