Whether Batman’s 75th anniversary as a comic book crime fighter will be celebrated with a postage stamp is not completely clear, although it has been reported by Linn’s Stamp News that one will be issued October 9 in New York City.
The stamp has been anticipated since February but there has been a scarcity of details. Linns.com, in a September 17 post, sounded newly confident after finding an announcement on the USPS.com events calendar that said, “Batman (49¢ Forever), October 9 — Jacob Javits Center, New York, NY, 11 a.m.” The date coincides with the New York Comic Con.
However, when I checked today I did not find the entry on the event calendar, which includes listings into November. And the stamp has yet to be formally announced by the USPS.
Philatelists already had one chance this year to score a Batman collectible. In July a special Batman logo postmark was used on letters mailed from Bat Cave, North Carolina.