Hollywood Sign featured on pair of California local post stamps
I thought the Rocking Horse Farm Local Post stamp I mentioned last week might have been the last local post stamp issued in 2023, but I recently received a new claimant to that throne. Two of them, actually: a pair of stamps from Bat’s Private Post celebrating the centennial of the famous Hollywood Sign. The stamps were issued December 29, 2023.
The Hollywood Sign was erected in December 1923 to publicize a real estate project known as Hollywoodland. Roughly a quarter century later, the “land” was lopped off the end to make the sign match the name of the nearby community of Hollywood.
Both stamps are die cut. The 10¢ value pays Bat’s Private Post’s fee to transport a letter to the United States Postal Service, while the 78¢ value pays for the Beverly Hills-based local post’s transport fee plus United States postage.