“To Kill A Mockingbird” Cachet Event Coming in April

To Kill A Mockingbird fans mark your calendars! On April 13, USPS and the Monroe County Heritage Museum will host an event on the grounds of the courthouse featured in the classic 1962 film based on Harper Lee’s novel. Postmaster Kelly Jones and Stephanie Rogers, executive director of the museum, will unveil the pictorial cancellation and commemorative cachet envelope featuring an image of the courthouse and a 2011 Gregory Peck stamp.

The pictorial cancellation and the commemorative cachet envelope were designed exclusively for USPS by acclaimed artist Nicolosi, who will also be at the event. “I am humbled to have been given this opportunity to lend my given talent to the U.S. Postal Service and the great people of Alabama as they celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1962 American classic film To Kill A Mockingbird,” the artist said.

A time for the event has not yet been set.

Gregory Peck image courtesy of Gregory Peck LLC.

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  1. April 13, 2012
    Pictorial Cancelation and Commemorative Cachet Envelope event
    Monroeville – Old Courthouse Museum
    10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

    The U.S. Postal Service and the Monroe County Heritage Museum will host a Pictorial Cancelation and Commemorative Cachet Envelope event on the grounds of the iconic courthouse featured in the 1962 America Classic Film To Kill A Mockingbird. Both the 2012 Pictorial Cancelation and the Commemorative Cachet Envelope were designed exclusively for the USPS by world-renowned fine artist Nicolosi.

    2012 marks the 50th anniversary of the 1962 film To Kill A Mockingbird, starring Gregory Peck who was featured on the USPS “Legends of Hollywood” stamp series. This USPS stamp featuring of Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch was unveiled On April 28, 2011 in Hollywood, Californial by his wife Veronique and his two children.

    Postmaster Jones is working with sponsor Monroe County Heritage Museum and the Museum’s Executive Director, Stephanie Rogers. Ms. Rogers was thrilled to learn that the USPS commissioned globally-renowned fine artist Nicolosi to design the Pictorial Cancelation and the Commemorative Cachet Envelope. Ms. Rogers and Postmaster Jones will unveil the USPS commemorative with Nicolosi at the iconic courthouse on April 13, 2012. Commemorative cache envelopes with stamp and a cancelation are $40 each and will be signed by Nicolosi at the event.

    Nicolosi said, “I am humbled to have been given this opportunity to lend my given talent to the US Postal Service and the great people of Alabama as they celebrate the 50th Anniversary of 1962 American Classic Flim To Kill a Mockingbird. I am particularly honored to give back to the people of Harper Lee’s hometown, Monroeville, Alabama. Myself, the Museum and the US Postal Service will diligently work together to achieve and even surpass the great success of this year’s Gregory Peck/To Kill a Mockingbird event held in Monroeville on April 29, 2011.”

    Dr. Eileen Guggenheim personally chose Nicolosi’s artwork to be in the New York Academy of Arts, and included Nicolosi on Guggenheim’s list of the Top One Hundred of the Artists in the United States.
    Nicolosi has been called upon to create his original style of portraiture for an impressive roster of Legendary subjects to autograph their own Nicolosi Portrait, including:
    Senator Hillary Clinton, Ashton Kutcher, Placido Domingo, Gary Sinise, Larry Hagman, Barbara Eden, Broadway Legend; Tammy Grimes, Basketball Legend; Bill Russell, Kitty Carlise, Joanna Lumley, Rita Moreno, Tony Bennett, Hugh Heffner, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, Celeste Holm, Norman Mailer, President Barack Obama, Madonna, Marlon Brando, Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, Lucy Arnaz, William Wrigley III, Marshall Field V, Jeremy Piven, Vanessa Williams, Ryan Seacrest, Felicity Huffman, William H. Macy, Alec Baldwin, Sally Fields, Heidi Klum, Matthew Perry, Queen Latifah, Tom Selleck, William Shatner, Steve Carell, Kevin James, Larry David, Dennis Leary, Martin Sheen, Charlie Sheen, Tony Shalhoub, Keiffer Sutherland, Debra Messing, Kyra Sedgwick, Geena Davis, Katherine Heigl, Neal Patrick Harris, Ellen DeGeneres, Debbie Reynolds, Kirk Douglas, Salma Hayek, Author; Harper Lee, HRH Prince Charles of England (His Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales) and Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan.

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