Tomorrow (August 20, 2015) in Los Angeles, CA, the U.S. Postal Service will issue the Ingrid Bergman (1915 – 1982) commemorative 49-cent (Forever®) First-Class Mail stamp to mark the centenary of her birth. This is a joint issue with Posten AB of Sweden who will issue their stamp on the same day.

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The Swedes chose the value of SEK 14, which is the postage rate for international letters. In old money that’s 2 two-and-a-half-penny stamps.


(from my collection of typewritten postal covers)


I did plan to filch a photograph of Ingrid Bergman at a typewriter 1952, but in the end decided I was less afraid of Warner Brothers.


“Type it again, Sam.”