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New Bette Davis Stamp Announced For 2008

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Posted 01/05/2008   11:39 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add t360 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message


What do you think of the new stamp honoring the actress Bette Davis to be issued in 2008?
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Posted 02/21/2008   11:10 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add laswabbie to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I just found this thread. I'm not really impressed with this stamp in particular, or with the series. I'm kinda old fashioned and believe stamps should honor someone or something of real importance. But what do I know? I'm just a useless old geezer unless my kids need money - then I'm useful!
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Posted 02/22/2008   07:28 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add t360 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
What?! Entertainers and ball players and comic book characters and Star Wars creatures aren't important?

Would you go back to putting great leaders on stamps, like stuffy old inventors and scientists and explorers and astronauts and doctors and engineers and teachers and entrepreneurs? No one has ever heard of them, and they spent all their time working hard (boring).

Seriously, I think the stamp program has gotten frivolous, but some of great film stars of the last century do deserve commemoration.

Bette Davis was a very powerful actress who had a long and very successful career. I remember her best as Baby Jane Hudson in "What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?" released 1962. Boy, she was scary!



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Posted 02/22/2008   11:21 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add LeAnn to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
In my opinion, they could have found a better picture. One that wasn't so dark. Will it be a 41 cent stamp like the picture or will it be printed with the new increase?
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Posted 02/22/2008   11:44 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nr-notrare to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hello everyone....

I have mixed feelings about this new stamp.......they could have found/created a better design, there has been quite a few very dark or black stamps lately. I personally don't really like them. But, movies and movie stars are a part of our history and culture, I am not opposed to the idea of celebrating them on stamps. On the other hand, the Star Wars and Disney stamps strike me as pure commercialism and they should not be connected with our postage.

Also, in 1962, Baby Jane gave me nightmares.


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Posted 02/22/2008   11:54 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Dianne Earl to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi guys

Though I agree with LeAnn that the stamp is a bit dark I still like it. But I'm an old romantic at heart.



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Posted 04/02/2008   1:32 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gussyboy1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Bette Davis still scares me! I got chills looking at that "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane" photo! I won't be buying her stamp, plus it's too dark. I agree, there are better images out there of her.

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Posted 06/15/2008   05:09 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bandicoot to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I agree the photo could have been better but I do think she was one of the greats on the screen. I would buy the stamp.
She could keep John Wayne company for me
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Posted 06/15/2008   07:11 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cimarron_Warrior to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Steer that band wagon over my direction so that I can jump on it. That picture leaves some to be desired for me, too dark, and man what a dreadful portrail, it could have been alot better. As for going and getting it?? Don't expect to see me standing in the lines at the local P.O. for it. Only way I will get it is if it comes on a cover in the mail.
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Posted 07/26/2008   02:45 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add sharksfan11 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I think this stamp is kinda creepy. Don't you think they could have picked a better picture to put on there?
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Posted 08/05/2008   5:46 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stamperdude to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I will more than likely buy it. I do agree that it is not the best portrait and a bit dark. On the other hand a dark stamp does jump out on a white envelope. Then again this stamp may jump out and scare someone away from stamp collecting. Also, I have never seen a movie with her. I do like the song Bette Davis Eyes, however.
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Posted 08/05/2008   7:10 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nr-notrare to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Stamperdude.....

Never saw Bette in a movie ???? What kind of cave do you live in ?? You have missed out on some great old movies my friend !! What's next ???.........Will you be telling us you've never had Pizza or a hamburger ??


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Posted 08/07/2008   10:23 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add philb to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I voted OK..she seems natural in the picture..not acting...lets never forget the 1948 stamp honoring the American Poultry Industry..i worked on a poultry farm as a kid...sheeeeshh !!
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Posted 08/07/2008   10:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add philb to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Laswabbie... we put our kids through college..they lived in my home until they were established...about 25 years each... I dont want to hear from they need money !! They don't ask anyway...
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Posted 09/28/2008   2:03 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add David Giles to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
LaSwabbbie:

Ths is a great stamp. Just like the Sinatra stamp (I got a sheet of those).

The United States' biggest export is their culture. Not just Americans, but people all over the world watch American movies and TV programmes. That's why those stamps are popular.

I like the Bette Davis stamp.

David
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Posted 09/28/2008   5:47 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add modern_who to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
Will you be telling us you've never had Pizza or a hamburger ??


I've seen Bette Davis movies (though after The Dark Secret of Harvest Home would never watch another), grill hamburgers all summer long, but have NEVER had pizza. Not even a bite! My father never ate pizza either, but he's gone so maybe I'm now the only person left in America who has never touched the stuff!
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