Who Knew?

This is the first we’re hearing about a new series of postage stamps honoring early television stars having their “first day of issue” in Rigby, Idaho: 

Tuesday morning at the Philo T. Farnsworth TV and Pioneer Museum in Rigby, a rare event happened. The newest postage stamps were unveiled and they’re commemorating TV classics.

A sheet of twenty 44 cent first class stamps celebrating shows like “I Love Lucy” and “Hopalong Cassidy” and “The Ed Sullivan Show” are now on sale.

Rigby Postmaster Gordon Cole says it’s a big honor to have Rigby chosen as a location to unveil these commemorative stamps.

Gordon Cole: “This doesn’t happen everyday. These are usually quite big events and to have one in Rigby is really a treat. The reason why we picked Rigby is because Philo T. Farnsworth, the inventor of the television, we thought it was fitting that we honor him because without him these shows wouldn’t be possible.”

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