Watch Owney the Dog “come to life” above his official US commemorative stamp released July 27, 2011. Launch the app and aim your smartphone camera at the Owney commemorative stamp (or print an image of the stamp - www.postalmuseum.si.edu/owneyapp) and an animated Owney will appear, sit, trot and bark.
Owney was a scruffy mutt who became a regular fixture at the Albany, New York, post office in 1888. Owney loved the mail! Owney began to ride with the bags on Railway Post Office (RPO) train cars across the state . . . and then the country! In 1895 Owney even made an around-the-world trip. Owney has been preserved and is on display at the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum in Washington, DC.