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published JAN 5, 1999

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (Wireless Flash) -- Here's a story that comes straight out of the Twilight Zone: The U.S. Postal Service is refusing to give its stamp of approval to a Rod Serling postage stamp.

In honor of the 40th anniversary of the "Twilight Zone's" premiere later this year, the Rod Serling Memorial Foundation in Binghamton, New York, had hoped the Postal Service would issue a Rod Serling stamp.

But so far repeated efforts to get a stamp for Serling have been licked by the Citizen's Stamp Advisory Committee -- which some insiders call "La Postage Nostra."

The Serling Foundation is now starting a letter-writing campaign in an attempt to get Rod's image on a U.S. stamp before the 40th anniversary "Twilight Zone's" debut on October 2. If you think Serling's stamp has been in twilight for too long, you can send a postcard to: Citizen's Stamp Advisory Committee c/o USPS Stamp Management; L'Enfant Plaza SW, Rm. 4474 E., Washington, D.C.; 20260-2037.

Three easy ways to petition the USPS for a Rod Serling stamp