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Reagan New Postage Stamps

Reagan New Postage Stamps - Two of America's favorite spacemen — the cool-headed Mercury astronaut Alan Shepard and the animated Buzz Lightyear of "Toy Story" fame — join movie stars, musicians and artists being honored in 2011 with stamps from the U.S. Postal Service.

Ronald Reagan, an actor who had a more lasting impact as the 40th president, will be honored in February with a stamp on the 100th anniversary of his birth.

Also getting a stamp for a 100th birthday: the Indianapolis 500. The Postal Service announced its 2011 lineup on Tuesday.

Other events being commemorated with stamps include the 150th anniversaries of the beginning of the Civil War and of Kansas statehood and the 50th anniversary of U.S. manned spaceflight. In addition to a stamp featuring Shepard, the first American in space, is one noting the Mercury orbit of the spacecraft Messenger, expected to take place in March.

Reagan New Postage Stamps

Actress Helen Hayes, twice the winner of an Academy Award (1931's "The Sin of Madelon Claudet" and 1970's "Airport"), will be honored with a stamp. Joining her is another Oscar winner, actor Gregory Peck (1962's "To Kill a Mockingbird").

Reagan New Postage Stamps

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