Paul Laurence Dunbar

A commemorative postage stamp on Paul Laurence Dunbar (American Arts Set) :

Issued by United States of America

Issued on May 1, 1975

Issued for : The 10-cent commemorative stamp honoring black American poet Paul Laurence Dunbar is a part of three-stamp American Arts Set to be issued in 1975. The other two stamps in the set honor American artist Benjamin West and motion picture pioneer D. W. Griffith.

Design : The stamps were printed by the conventional gravure method on the Andreotti press, using electrostatic assist devices which give a better reproduction of the stamp design.

Designer : Walter D. Richards, New Canaan, Connecticut

First Day City : Dayton, Ohio

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

Denomination : 10 cents

Colour : Magenta, Cyan, Yellow and two Blacks

Image Area : 0.84 x 1.44 inches or 21.3 x 36.5 millimeters

Plate Numbers : Five

Stamps to Pane : 50

Press : Andreotti Gravure

Name : Paul Laurence Dunbar

Born on Jun 27, 1872 at Dayton, Ohio, United States

Died on Feb 9, 1906 at Dayton, Ohio, United States

About : 

  • Dunbar, the son of former slaves, was born in 1872 in Dayton, Ohio, where the first day of issue ceremony was conducted. Although best known for his humorous dialect poems of Negro life, Dunbar also wrote in conventional literary English. In addition to his verses, Dunbar published three novels and five collections of short stories.

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