Stamps Featuring Silent Film Performers

Vitagraph film performer stamps

John Bunny died in April, 1915, so these stamps are probably from around 1914-1915.  They feature Lillian Walker, John Bunny, Clara Kimball Young, Leo Delaney, Flora Finch and Harry T. Morey.

THE GODDESS (1915) stamps

These stamps were issued for the Vitagraph serial The Goddess (1915) with Anita Stewart.  The top three are from episode three, and the bottom three are from episode four.

US Postal Service Silent Screen Stamps

In the 1993 the United States Postal Service commissioned Al Hirschfeld to draw carictures of silent film icons for special commemorative postage stamps.  Included in this group were Rudolph Valentino, Clara Bow, Charlie Chaplin, Lon Chaney, John Gilbert, Zasu Pitts, Harold Lloyd, the Keystone Cops, Theda Bara, and Buster Keaton.  A commemorative book was also issued.

D.W. Griffith stamp

In 1975, the United States Postal Service issued a commemorative stamp honoring film director D.W. Griffith.

Essanay IN THE PARK (1915) stamp with Charlie Chaplin

This stamp, shown larger than actual size, is from the Charlie Chaplin Essanay short In the Park (1915).

Essanay IN THE PARK (1915) stamp with Charlie Chaplin

This stamp shows Edna Purviance and Charlie Chaplin from the same film, In the Park (1915).

Méliès Star Films envelope

After 5 days return to:
Méliès M'f'g Co. (Méliès Manufacturing Company)
Cinematographic "STAR" Films
204 East 38th Street, New York

Union Hill Theatre,
Glouchester, Mass. (Massachusetts)

This envelope was postmarked in 1910, possibly in February.


Books

Legends of the SILENT SCREEN: A Collection of U.S. Postage Stamps by the United States Postal Service.


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