New postage stamps celebrate western screen legends

April 5th, 2010

On Saturday, April 17, the United States Postal Service will release a series of four stamps titled Cowboys of the Silver Screen.

The stamps feature four extraordinary performers who helped make the American Western a popular form of entertainment.

Film stars from the silent era through the singing era are featured on the stamps: William S. Hart, Tom Mix, Gene Autry, and Roy Rogers.

The stamp art is by freelance illustrator Robert Rodriguez, whose work has been featured on more than a dozen previous stamps.