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Should the Rev. Billy Graham be eligible for a stamp?

September 22, 2015 04:39 PM

  • North Carolina's state House wants the Rev. Billy Graham, pictured here in 2010 with President Barack Obama, on a United States postage stamp.

By Colin Sallee

1. North Carolina legislators seek Billy Graham stamp

After a bill to remove a statue of the state's controversial former governor and replace it with one of the Rev. Billy Graham was approved by the North Carolina House and Senate, the former took things a step further with an additional resolution that would seek to put Graham, the famed 96-year-old televangelist and North Carolina native, on a United States postage stamp. 

"The House resolution asks the Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee of the Postal Service and the Postmaster General to issue a Billy Graham stamp," WFMY News reports. "A summary of the [CSAC] criteria makes no mention of whether a subject is living or dead, but says stamps 'shall not be issued to honor religious institutions or individuals whose principal achievements are associated with religious undertakings or benefits.'"

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2. Lucky duck 

Wildlife artist Joseph Hautman of Plymouth, Minn., has won the federal duck stamp art contest for a fifth time, taking this year’s competition with his acrylic painting of trumpeter swans.

Hautman’s painting will illustrate the 2016 United States federal migratory bird hunting and conservation stamp, which will be issued next summer.

Read more details about next year's duck stamp.

3. Newman stamp unveiled 

In case you missed it, the U.S. Postal Service unveiled its new Paul Newman forever stamp on Friday, Sept. 18, during a ceremony held in the Playhouse Square District in Newman's native Cleveland.

Watch the unveiling.

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