[Billie Holiday stamp by James Leddy. 2¾″ × 2½″.]
I’ve had this artistamp on my office door for many years. It predates the USPS’s Billie Holiday stamp (September 17, 1994) and must postdate the first-ounce stamp’s rise to twenty-nine cents (February 3, 1991). My dad is a fan — of Billie Holiday, not of the post office. He heard her sing at the Apollo Theater, sometime in the 1950s.
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[Billie Holiday’s centenary: April 7, 2015.]
Friday, April 10, 2015
By Michael Leddy at 2:30 PM