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20c Scott Joplin. Black Heritage 1983
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20c Scott Joplin. Black Heritage 1983
Category: Commemorative Stamps
Tags: 20c | Scott | Joplin | ragtime | composer | Black | Heritage | 1983|
Stamp Title:
20c Scott Joplin. Black Heritage 1983
Issue Year:
1983  
Date of Issue:
9th June, 1983  
Size:
Face Value:
20c 
Stanley Gibbons Catalogue No:
2033  
Scott Catalogue No:
2044
Printer:
The Bureau of Engraving and Printing 
Issue Copies:
115,200,000 
Designer(s):
Jerry Pinkney
Theme(s):
Personality
Description:
20c Scott Joplin (ragtime composer). Black Heritage 1983

The sixth stamp in the Black Heritage Series, this stamp honors composer Scott Joplin. Known as the "king of ragtime," Joplin wrote several ballets and even an opera. However, because these did not sell, Joplin died penniless in a New York City Hospital.