Scenes from the Pauling Postage Stamp Release

Pauling Stamp, 2008

An enthusiastic crowd gathered today on the Oregon State University campus for the official Pauling stamp release event. Approximately 8,000 stamps were sold in less than two hours!

Attendees, who included the mayor of Condon, Oregon and a group of students from Linus Pauling Middle School, enjoyed brief talks by Linus Pauling, Jr. (bottom – far right), Tom Hager and Steve Lawson, as well as a video-message from U.S. Congresswoman Darlene Hooley.

Click on any of these thumbnails for a closer look.


(All photos by Philip Vue, Oregon State University Libraries)

3 Responses

  1. […] March 6th, Linus Pauling was honored by the United States Postal Service with his own stamp.  Around 8,000 sets were sold at the […]

  2. […] The blog was started in March 2008 with a couple of different ideas in mind.  Most immediately, a stamp honoring Linus Pauling was soon to be released by the United States Postal Service and we (the OSU Libraries Special Collections at the time) wanted to get our hands on a mechanism for both promoting and covering the event. […]

  3. […] It’s hard to believe and even a bit overwhelming for us to think about, but ten years ago this week the Pauling Blog came into being. In the decade that followed, thirty-three people authored posts for the project, in the process compiling a body of work that now consists of over 664,000 words. Later this year we will publish our 700th post and, probably come Fall, we will record our one-millionth view. Heady stuff for a resource that, as we’re fond of recalling, was originally created to document the issuing of a postage stamp. […]

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