Set of 2 U.S. Stamps Commemorate a Classic Spooky Story
"The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" is perhaps the most famous scary story of all time. Written by Washington Irving in 1820, it tells the tale of an unfortunate Sleepy Hollow schoolmaster, Ichabod Crane. Crane, a newcomer from Connecticut, competes with local tough-guy "Brom Bones" Van Brunt for the hand of lovely Katrina Van Tassel. When Crane fails in his efforts, he finds himself chased through the woods by a terrifying headless horseman... and NEVER SEEN AGAIN!
In 1940, the US Post Office Department honored Washington Irving's contributions to American literature with a new stamp design. "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" itself was commemorated in 1974 as one of the most influential horror stories in US history.
Now you can own the 1940 1¢Washington Irving and 1974 10¢ The Legend of Sleepy Hollow in one easy order. They'll make fun additions to your collection. Send today.