By Bill McAllister – May 27, 2015
When first-day cover collector Rollin Berger saw the announcement of a new United States forever stamp on what seemed like the website of a congressional committee that oversees the U.S. Postal Service, he was immediately skeptical. “Is this legit or is someone pulling our leg?” he asked. Sure, it was a well-designed stamp, the Clifton, Va., collector said. It had a profile of the 61-year-old Douglas Hughes and the tiny gyrocopter he flew onto the U.S. Capitol grounds April 15. The lettering was minimal — just like most forever stamps. But Berger knew that the USPS was not at all likely to celebrate a Florida postal worker’s unauthorized April 15 flight into Washington’s most restricted air space.