|I received your e-mail regarding your creation of a website.
|Yes, you may use the image of the U.S. stamp depicting the Marines
raising the American flag on Iwo Jima (Scott 929) on your website.
This image may not be reproduced for profit, of course. Nancy Pope can
help you obtain this image.
|You could use the image of the “Love “ stamp based on a painting
at the Whitney Museum if we had one available. We do not have one in stock,
and it would not be possible to obtain one in time for your assignment.
This is the 1973 8c stamp (Scott 1475) based on a painting by pop artist
|What I do [feel free to use this on website]
|A few paragraphs about what I do at the museum:
|I am the museum’s primary photographer. Frequently, I am contacted,
usually by phone, sometimes by mail or more and more by e-mail, to provide
people, companies or museums with photographic images of stamps to use
in articles, textbooks, or websites.
|In response, first I check to see if we have the image in our files.
If not, I will find the stamp in our collection and photograph it. It takes
several days to photograph and process the image, usually a color slide.
The photo is then sent to the client for a small fee. The fee goes into
the Collections Acquisition Fund to acquire rare and valuable stamps and
philatelic items for the museum’s collection.
|These photographic images are of U. S. stamps issued before 1977.
Since then, the images of U. S. stamps are copyrighted by the Postal Service.
|Ms. Pope’s e-mail may not be used on your website. However, you
may use any or all of the text from the museum’s reproduction rights site
|Unfortunately, you may not use the logo of the National Postal Museum
and the picture of the museum building on your website. The NPM logo is
reserved for use only on NPM materials. And the S.I. logo and Postal Service
have similar restrictions.
|While you may not use the logo on your site, you may link to the
museum through a photograph or text link. We will send you an e-mail.jpg
image of the museum for use on your website.