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Paul Calle The Worm!

Paul Calle designed more than 30 stamps in as many years. Among this noted artist’s many distinctions is the First Man on the Moon stamp, General MacArthur, and the Gemini Space Twins (Scott 1331-2).

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Paul Calle
                  Paul Calle 1928 - 2010

Paul Calle designed more than 30 stamps in as many years. Among this noted artist’s many distinctions were the First Man on the Moon stamp and later the 25th. Anniversary stamps of the Moon Landing. Other Calle stamps included those honoring Helen Keller, Clara Maass, Robert Frost, Douglas MacArthur, Pearl Buck and Frederic Remington.

In addition to the ones mentioned above, he designed stamps depicting the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the International Year of the Child in 1979 and promoting causes such as Volunteerism and encouraging early cancer detection. Calle also designed the U.S. Postal Service’s first twin stamp commemorating the successful Gemini Space Walk, Scott 1331-1332.

To see a listing of his stamp designs click HERE

It's not unusual for 20 or 30 million copies of a postage stamp to be printed; therefore a stamp artist's work may be the most reproduced artwork of any kind in the world. For instance, there were 150 million stamps produced for his design for the 10c First Man on the Moon air mail stamp. (Scott C76)

Christopher and Paul Calle Following in his fathers footsteps, Chris Calle designed the $2.40 Priority stamp for the 20th Anniversary of the first landing on the moon in 1989. He and his father Paul, also worked together on the 25th Anniversary of the Moon Landing stamp design which was issued in 1994.

This was a philatelic event that will most likely never be repeated by any other stamp designers. Aside from stamp designs, Paul Calle also designed first day cover cachets for the enjoyment of collectors. (A cachet is a printed picture that goes on the fdc envelope that enhances the stamp design.)

Both Paul and his son, Chris, produced many outstanding first day covers and art designs for the Moonlanding issues. (You can find several of their cover designs that were personally autographed at Knottywood Treasures.)

One of America's leading NASA Space artists, Contemporary artist, and stamp designer died December 30th. 2010. The art world and stamp collectors will miss his fine artistic contributions.

To see a complete Biography of Paul Calle click HERE

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