Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Rail-Ridin’ Pooch Debuts Today

Just a heads-up—especially for Lull readers owned by terroriers—about the newest U.S. stamp. It’s a tribute to Owney, the railway mascot of the 1880s postal service.

The stamp has been in the works for years, along with an e-book and an interactive game for children. Owney travelled the globe—spending time on ships as well as trains—so he’s chockfull of geography and history lessons for youngsters. You can visit his display at Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum. If you have an Owney lookalike at home, enter the contest to get your pooch’s pic into the Smithsonian!

Warning: The stamp doesn’t compare to the original photos of Owney.

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