1c Margaret Mitchell single
- The 1-cent Great Americans Series stamp honoring author Margaret Mitchell was issued on June 30, 1986, in Atlanta, Georgia.
- Born in Atlanta, Georgia, on November 8, 1900, Mitchell grew-up in an environment permeated by the Old South. Her father, president of the Atlanta Historical Society, along with the family's servants, held her spellbound with stories about the Civil War and Reconstruction.
- In 1922 Mitchell won a job as a reporter for The Atlanta Journal Sunday Magazine, a major accomplishment for a woman of her era. She worked at the Journal until a severe ankle injury forced her to leave. It was during her convalescence that she began to recall the stories of her youth, transforming them into the pages of a blockbuster novel, Gone With the Wind. When Gone With the Wind was published in 1936, it became a publishing phenomenon, reaching a sales record of 50,000 copies in one day.
- The stamp was designed by Ron Adair of Richardson, Texas. Art director was Jack Williams, Postal Service manager for philatelic design; typographer was Bradbury Thompson, design coordinator, Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee; modeler was Frank J. Waslick, Bureau of Engraving and Printing; engravers were Gary Chaconas (vignette) and Gary Slaught (lettering and numerals), Bureau of Engraving and Printing. The intaglio process was used. The stamps were issued in panes of 100.
- Postal Bulletin (May 29, 1986).
- Data Source
- National Postal Museum
- Margaret Mitchell, American, 1900 - 1949
- June 30, 1986
- Credit line
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- paper; ink (brownish vermilion); adhesive / engraving
- Postage Stamps