The small article on the front page of the January 16, 1947 Lorain Journal mentions that Edison was to be honored with a stamp. The celebration in Milan also included the opening to the public of the Edison Birthplace Museum.
Here are some vintage postcards of Edison's Birthplace. We went there at least once when we were kids, like all good Ohioans.
|Vintage postcard dated 1924|
|Vintage postcard dated 1937|
It’s interesting how formal and dignified stamps used to be back when they were engraved and not produced by lithography as they are now. It makes a big difference in how they look.
I wonder if stamp collecting is still a popular hobby?