US Stamps

Support a Harmon Killebrew stamp and you could win a year's worth of root beer

July 28, 2015 05:16 PM

  • Supporting the effort to put Minnesota Twins legend Harmon Killebrew on a U.S. Postal Service stamp could lead to a free year's worth of root beer. (Public domain image)

By Joe O'Donnell

1. Frosty 'Brew

Minnesota-based Killebrew Root Beer is sweetening the pot for supporters of the movement to put the company's namesake, Minnesota Twins legendary slugger Harmon Killebrew, on a U.S. Postal Service stamp. 

The soda producer says it will give one year's worth of root beer to one lucky signer of a this online petition supporting the Killebrew stamp cause. 

So far, the petition has 971 signatures. It has a listed goal of 10,000.

Read more about the push for a Killebrew stamp:

2. Who is Scott English?

"When his friend began talking about a job running the country’s biggest stamp organization, Scott English thought his friend wanted to know if he had any stamp collecting friends who might want the job.

"No, the friend said, he wanted English, a well-known South Carolina political operative who doesn’t collect stamps, to apply for the executive director’s job at the American Philatelic Society."

Read the full story of English's hiring.

3. World Stamp Show stamps
"At the biggest stamp show in the country this year, the United States Postal Service will issue new stamps celebrating what promises to be the biggest stamp show in the country next year."
4. What's buzzing?

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