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.

Lois Weber, Hazel Buckham and Ella Hall stamps

Lois Weber, Hazel Buckham and Ella Hall stamps. These were originally from a sheet like the one above. These actresses worked at Universal in 1914-1915.

Collector stamp for THE GODDESS (1915) serial with Anita Stewart

Vitagraph Company
THE GODDESS Episode 3
After her arrest for causing a riot, Celestia is turned over to medical authorities for examination.
Wentz Art Stamps

Collector stamp for THE GODDESS (1915) serial with Anita Stewart

Vitagraph Company
THE GODDESS Episode 3
Upon examination by sanity experts, Celestia is found to be healthy and sane.
Wentz Art Stamps

Collector stamp for THE GODDESS (1915) serial with Anita Stewart

Vitagraph Company
THE GODDESS Episode 3
The Angel from heaven amazes the citizens of the Adirondack village.
Wentz Art Stamps

Collector stamp for THE GODDESS (1915) serial with Anita Stewart

Vitagraph Company
THE GODDESS Episode 4
The Indian is engaged to trail Tommy and his angel-like companion.
Wentz Art Stamps

Collector stamp for THE GODDESS (1915) serial with Anita Stewart

Vitagraph Company
THE GODDESS Episode 4
Through the gentleness of the wonderful girl, the life of the little forest denizen is spared.
Wentz Art Stamps

Collector stamp for THE GODDESS (1915) serial with Anita Stewart

Vitagraph Company
THE GODDESS Episode 4
From a person of dignity the mood of the girl suddenly changed to that of a playful child.
Wentz Art Stamps

Collector stamp for THE GODDESS (1915) serial with Anita Stewart

Vitagraph Company
THE GODDESS Episode 15
With an oath, Barclay reached for Gunsdort and tried to draw him out of the water.
Wentz Art Stamps

These stamps were issued for the Vitagraph serial The Goddess (1915) with Anita Stewart.  You could get an album for this serial and paste the stamps in it as you saw each episode.

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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