US 1940 Author Washington Irving 1c. Scott. 859

US 1940 Author Washington Irving 1c. Scott. 859

Series: Famous Americans Issue - Authors

Issued date: 29-01-1940 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 1c.

Emission: Commemorative
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 859
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 856
Michel (Germany): 455
Yvert et Tellier (France): 413

Dimensions (height x width):
29mm x 26mm

Printer: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Print Method: Rotary press

Stamp Colors: Bright blue green
Perforation: Perf 10 x 11

Themes: Author, Writer, Literature, Feather, Famous People

Total print: 56,348,320 (estimate)

Description:- Washington Irving (1783-1859) was an American short-story writer, essayist, biographer, historian, and diplomat of the early 19th century. He is best known for his short stories "Rip Van Winkle" (1819) and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" (1820), both of which appear in his collection The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. His historical works include biographies of Oliver Goldsmith, Muhammad and George Washington, as well as several histories of 15th-century Spain that deal with subjects such as Alhambra, Christopher Columbus and the Moors. Irving served as American ambassador to Spain in the 1840s.