The noted artist commissioned by the U.S. government to design a special Superman commemorative postage stamp in August
1954. Anxious to avoid the use of a frontal view of himself on the stamp for fear that the post-office cancellations of
towns with double 0â€™s in their names will in effect superimpose â€œeyeglassesâ€ on his face and risk betrayal of his Clark
Kent identity, Superman is relieved when artist Fotheringay finally selects a profile view of Superman standing on a beach
alongside a glistening glass castle that he has just fashioned for a happy youngster out of super-compressed sand (S No.
91/1: â€œThe Superman Stamp!â€).