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Robert Pearlman
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posted 12-14-2010 07:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Smithsonian National Postal Museum announcement
Vote For A Stamp To Represent The United States!

The Smithsonian National Postal Museum is conducting a poll to see which U.S. postage stamp should represent the United States in the new International Collections Exhibit of the new William H. Gross Stamp Gallery, scheduled to open in the fall of 2012.

The International Collections Exhibit will explore geography, ancestry, history, culture, the environment, and other global topics and themes through interpretive displays of stamps and other philatelic items from around the world. The collections will include a permanent exhibit of important international stamps as well as rotating exhibits of other key materials.

The exhibit will feature original objects and interactive displays -- including a map of the world with sliding windows that reveal stamps and other objects associated with each region.

Additionally, the gallery will feature one stamp from each country, including the United States. The Philatelic Department of the museum has chosen seven stamps that it believes would best represent our great nation.

Cheryl Ganz, Chief Curator of Philately, would like visitors, stamp collectors, fans, and members of the public to Cast Your Vote to help decide which of the seven stamps will be chosen to represent the United States.

Voting will be open until midnight, January 20, 2011. The stamp receiving the most votes will win!

Choose the moon: Vote for artist Chris Calle's $2.40 Priority Mail stamp honoring the 20th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing as issued on July 20, 1989.
The stamp, which features two astronauts planting the Stars and Stripes on the lunar surface, enjoyed a legacy of its own. The stamp's designer, Christopher Calle, of Ridgefield, CT, was the son of Paul Calle, the veteran illustrator who produced the first Moon Landing tribute, a 10-cent airmail stamp issued September 9, 1969.

It became one of the most popular and recognizable postage stamps ever issued.

Choosing the moon will not only honor a great stamp and stamp artist, but also recognize the moon landing as the crowning achievement of the United States.

NJSPACEFAN
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posted 12-14-2010 07:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for NJSPACEFAN   Click Here to Email NJSPACEFAN     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Okay, I voted to put it just over the top of the fireworks stamp. The rest of you have to pony up!

manilajim
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posted 12-14-2010 09:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for manilajim   Click Here to Email manilajim     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I choose the Moon!

Philip
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posted 12-15-2010 02:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
So far, the Moon stamp has been chosen by 27% of the voters...

Lunar rock nut
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posted 12-15-2010 04:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lunar rock nut   Click Here to Email Lunar rock nut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
After I cast my vote this morning it was leading with 361 votes. 110 over Fireworks and Flag.

ejectr
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posted 12-15-2010 05:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ejectr   Click Here to Email ejectr     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mine made it 383.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 12-15-2010 09:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As of 9:00 a.m. CST Dec. 15, Chris' Moon Landing stamp is now solidly in the lead with 29% of the vote (437 out of 1,486 votes).

The next runner up -- Flag and Fireworks, which was in the lead yesterday morning -- has 19% of the votes (286).

Still, every vote counts so if you haven't cast yours yet, please do!

Gilbert
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posted 12-15-2010 01:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gilbert   Click Here to Email Gilbert     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My vote made 601 for the moon stamp.

cddfspace
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posted 12-15-2010 01:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cddfspace   Click Here to Email cddfspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was vote number 602- 31% for the moon vs. 18% for fireworks (Statue of Liberty has 16%).

Total votes cast: 1910.

BA002
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posted 12-15-2010 01:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BA002   Click Here to Email BA002     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It doesn't say that foreigners can't vote so I added mine. I do wonder though why they chose to include the 20th anniversary stamp rather than the 1969 stamp, somehow I would think that that one would've been even more popular and widely used given the national pride at that time.

Tykeanaut
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posted 12-15-2010 01:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My vote was 612, now 32%

Joe Frasketi
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posted 12-15-2010 02:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Joe Frasketi   Click Here to Email Joe Frasketi     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I voted for The Moon Stamp. My vote made it 621. Although there is a way to click on the vote page to include it on your FaceBook page, I decided to rewrite it and display the $2.90 Moon Landing stamp. By the time I finished and checked it out the voting for #5 had increased to 634 (32%).

fredtrav
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posted 12-16-2010 10:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for fredtrav   Click Here to Email fredtrav     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
When I voted today The Moon had 34% of the vote

jutrased
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posted 12-16-2010 10:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jutrased   Click Here to Email jutrased     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I made it 811 votes as of 11:20 Eastern. Still only at 34%

ChrisCalle
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posted 12-16-2010 03:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ChrisCalle   Click Here to Email ChrisCalle     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for all the votes. Let's keep getting the vote out and reach 1000 by the end of the year!

Chris
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Lunar rock nut
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posted 12-16-2010 10:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lunar rock nut   Click Here to Email Lunar rock nut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As a variance on Joe's Facebook idea I created an email based on Robert's initial post above, included the link to vote and sent it to five folks I know. I asked them to vote and forward to everyone they know. These people are always sending me forwarded jokes, pics, etc. Two of them have about 500 contacts each. Might start a chain reaction if all who read this thread do the same.

fredtrav
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posted 12-17-2010 11:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fredtrav   Click Here to Email fredtrav     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Chris- We should reach 1,000 early next week. Now at 952.

Lunar rock nut
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posted 12-18-2010 08:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lunar rock nut   Click Here to Email Lunar rock nut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Dec. 18th 8:20 p.m. CST 1,001 and trending. 2,695 Total votes.

astro-nut
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posted 12-20-2010 06:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for astro-nut   Click Here to Email astro-nut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just voted for the moon stamp. Let's hope it wins the contest.

garymilgrom
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posted 12-20-2010 02:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Chris we're over 1,000 already. I'm sure this campaign is having an effect. Go cS'ers!!

Lunar rock nut
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posted 12-21-2010 01:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lunar rock nut   Click Here to Email Lunar rock nut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by garymilgrom:
Chris we're over 1,000 already. I'm sure this campaign is having an effect. Go cS'ers!!

Definately an influence at work. Today I observed the voting between 11:30am CST and 1:30pm CST 60 votes were cast. Of those 60 votes Chris received 53 within that time frame. Is the vote for Chris showing signs of going viral?

ChrisCalle
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posted 12-21-2010 03:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ChrisCalle   Click Here to Email ChrisCalle     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think Buzz must be on twitter with this! 40% of the vote, wow! Now I want 50%...

I think collectSPACE has really helped this move, thanks everyone.

Chris
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Robert Pearlman
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posted 12-21-2010 03:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Coalition for Space Exploration put out the call to vote, too, and several NASA twitter accounts have gotten involved (including Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and the ISS National Lab Program).

onesmallstep
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posted 12-21-2010 04:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for onesmallstep   Click Here to Email onesmallstep     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hmmm... sounds like we may have another Bristol Palin-'Dancing with the Stars' voting controversy (Go Chris!).

Lunar rock nut
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posted 12-21-2010 04:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lunar rock nut   Click Here to Email Lunar rock nut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I should have stated in my earlier post that the count was 1070 at eleven this morning. Moments ago it had increased to 1190.

Spacefest
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posted 12-21-2010 06:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Spacefest   Click Here to Email Spacefest     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I did a Facebook promo first thing, and sent it out to about 500 friends. Other people did, too, so between Facebook and Twittter, that's a LOT of people. 1200 now.

Chris can paint better than Bristol can dance!

FullThrottle
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posted 12-21-2010 06:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FullThrottle   Click Here to Email FullThrottle     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just voted - 1201 at 40%. The moon walkers are smoking the competition!

Since the moon landings are the pinnacle of human exploration it seems like a no brainer when compared to the other designs... I think Bart Sibrel is running the campaign for the anti-moon stamp votes!

What is a good way to obtain one of these beautiful stamps? Are there still unused ones available now and again and what kind of price do they sell for?

Spacefest
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posted 12-22-2010 05:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Spacefest   Click Here to Email Spacefest     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by FullThrottle:
Are there still unused ones available now and again and what kind of price do they sell for?
Try eBay.

LM1
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posted 12-24-2010 11:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for LM1   Click Here to Email LM1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by FullThrottle:
Are there still unused ones available now and again and what kind of price do they sell for?
A mint sheet of this $2.40 Apollo stamp (face value $48) is now being auctioned on Ebay (310282362336). The highest bid so far is only $15.50 with 9 days remaining.

I often buy sheets of stamps from this seller below face value. Sometimes I am lucky and I get the highest bid on space stamps either below face value or slightly over face value. There is no shipping charge and the stamps are shipped flat and very fast.

Lunar rock nut
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posted 12-28-2010 06:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lunar rock nut   Click Here to Email Lunar rock nut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Chris, you wanted 50% of the vote. How do you feel about 59%?

FFrench
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posted 12-28-2010 11:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for FFrench     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Space.com picked up the story. Space and aerospace societies and museums have also been tweeting the link and adding it to their Facebook pages.

Lunar rock nut
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posted 12-29-2010 06:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lunar rock nut   Click Here to Email Lunar rock nut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Choose the moon has now locked down 60% of the votes.

Dave Clow
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posted 12-30-2010 07:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Clow   Click Here to Email Dave Clow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looks like a landslide.

spaceman1953
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posted 12-31-2010 07:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceman1953   Click Here to Email spaceman1953     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just voted... #5 - Moon Landing 59% (3514). How could I NOT vote for that issue out of true love, respect and thanks for the Calle's.

I too was fortunate to meet Paul at the first day ceremony of his Carousel Animals at Cedar Point... and Chris at one of the big shows in Chicago area where he greeted me like an old friend.

Joel Katzowitz
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posted 01-01-2011 09:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Joel Katzowitz   Click Here to Email Joel Katzowitz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My vote made it 3522.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 01-06-2011 04:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Update from the Smithsonian National Postal Museum...
More than 6,200 votes have been cast on our online poll to select the stamp to represent the USA in the International Collection Exhibit of the new Gross Stamp Gallery. Votes have been received from 67 different countries around the world!

Voting ends on January 20. Make sure to Cast Your Vote today!

GoesTo11
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posted 01-06-2011 05:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GoesTo11   Click Here to Email GoesTo11     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just cast #3703. Go Chris! (And Godspeed, Paul!)

ChrisCalle
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posted 01-12-2011 01:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ChrisCalle   Click Here to Email ChrisCalle     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm not sure what happened but the Flag with Fireworks stamp has received over 1000 votes in the last couple days.

We need more Moon Landing votes!

Larry McGlynn
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posted 01-12-2011 04:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Larry McGlynn   Click Here to Email Larry McGlynn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Chris, I am getting all my employees to vote for your stamp first thing in the morning.

Lunar rock nut
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posted 01-13-2011 06:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lunar rock nut   Click Here to Email Lunar rock nut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by ChrisCalle:
We need more Moon Landing votes!
Ask and ye shall receive. Over night come back with a comfortable lead.


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