U.S. Postal Service Salutes Legendary Author
Celebrating 100th anniversary of Edgar Rice Burroughs' Creation of Tarzan
TARZANA, Calif., Aug. 16, 2012 -- The U.S. Postal Service will honor tomorrow one of the most prolific authors of the early 20th century and inventor of the iconic character Tarzan with the issuance of the Edgar Rice Burroughs Forever Stamp.
The stamp issuance coincides with the 100th anniversary of the publication of Burroughs' first story, Under the Moons of Mars, and his first Tarzan story, Tarzan of the Apes, in 1912.
The Edgar Rice Burroughs Forever Stamp will be dedicated tomorrow at 11:30 a.m. PT at the Tarzana Community and Cultural Center in Tarzana, CA, and will go on sale tomorrow at Post Offices nationwide, online at http://usps.com and by phone at 800-782-6724.
Best known for inventing the legendary character Tarzan, Burroughs wrote more than 70 books, including historical fiction and several popular series of science fiction tales.