Postal Service unveils next year's stamps

Associated Press - December 29, 2008 4:33 PM ET

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Postal Service's 2009 lineup ranges from tributes to civil rights legends to flashbacks from TV classics.

Civil rights pioneers featured include Medgar Evers, the Mississippi NAACP official assassinated in 1963. There's also writer and lecturer Mary Church Terrell and Joel Elias Spingarn, who endowed the Spingarn Medal awarded by the NAACP for outstanding achievement by a black American.

The Early TV Memories set features a stamp recalling the quiz show "You Bet Your Life," with Groucho Marx. Another shows Lucy and Ethel from "I Love Lucy" as they struggle with a candy assembly line.

Other shows included in the 20-stamp set are "Dragnet," the "George Burns & Gracie Allen Show," "The Honeymooners," "The Lone Ranger," "Perry Mason" and "The Twilight Zone."

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