The daughter of one of America’s favorite actors will be back in her late father’s home state this weekend to unveil a postage stamp honoring the famous Iowan. Melinda Wayne-Munoz is John Wayne’s oldest daughter. Winterset postmaster Dan Doyle says Wayne-Munoz is also serving as grand marshal in the town’s Covered Bridges Festival parade on Saturday. A ceremony for the special cancellation of the stamps will be held Saturday at 2 P-M at the birthplace. Wayne was born Marion Robert Morrison in 1907 in Winterset. The 37-cent stamp features Wayne in his later years, wearing a cowboy hat and kerchief. Doyle says the stamps will be sold individually, in sheets and on cachets, a commemorative collectible envelope. The John Wayne stamp is the tenth entry in the Postal Service’s popular Legends of Hollywood stamp series. Doyle describes the cachet. It includes the stamp and a depiction of the home where Wayne was born with the American flag in the background. You can order the stamps by phone at 800-STAMP-24, or write to “John Wayne Commemorative Stamp,” Postmaster, 120 North 2nd Avenue, Winterset, IA 50273-9998.
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