[78-L] Why Kate Smith Stamp will be issued in Philly....

Steven C. Barr stevenc at interlinks.net
Sun Apr 25 19:55:38 PDT 2010

From: "Steve Ramm" <steveramm78l at hotmail.com>
> Inqlings: Letter-perfect honor for Kate Smith
> By Michael Klein
> Inquirer Columnist
> The Flyers stuck by singer Kate Smith, and now the team is in line to host 
> the unveiling of a Kate Smith stamp.
> The U.S. Postal Service says plans are being worked out for a ceremony at 
> the Kate Smith statue outside the Spectrum. Her rendition of "God Bless 
> America" has been the Flyers' good-luck charm: The team carries a 80-21-4 
> record when her recording is played before games.
> The ceremony is penciled in for 1 p.m. May 19. Just after 1 p.m. May 19, 
> 1974, Smith rattled the rafters live at the Spectrum before the deciding 
> Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals, when the Flyers beat the Boston Bruins. 
> Smith died in 1986.
> The USPS will release the stamp on May 27 - by sheer coincidence, 35 years 
> to the day that the Flyers won their second Cup.
We assume this stamp will be issued in a "wide" format...?!

Steven C. Barr 

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