US 1940 Poet Walt Whitman 5c. Scott. 867

US 1940 Poet Walt Whitman 5c. Scott. 867

Series: Famous Americans Issue - Poets

Issued date: 20-02-1940 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 5c.

Emission: Commemorative
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 867
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 864
Michel (Germany): 463
Yvert et Tellier (France): 431

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

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

Stamp Colors: Ultramarine
Perforation: Perf 10 x 11

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

Total print: 22,207,780 (estimate)

Description:- Walter Whitman (1819-1892) was an American poet, essayist and journalist. A humanist, he was a part of the transition between transcendentalism and realism, incorporating both views in his works. Whitman is among the most influential poets in the American canon, often called the father of free verse. His work was controversial in its time, particularly his 1855 poetry collection Leaves of Grass, which was described as obscene for its overt sensuality. Whitman's own life came under scrutiny for his homosexuality.