US 1940 Poet James Whitcomb Riley 10c. Scott. 868

US 1940 Poet James Whitcomb Riley 10c. Scott. 868

Series: Famous Americans Issue - Poets

Issued date: 24-02-1940 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 10c.

Emission: Commemorative
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 868
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 865
Michel (Germany): 464
Yvert et Tellier (France): 432

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

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

Stamp Colors: Dark brown
Perforation: Perf 10 x 11

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

Total print: 11,835,530 (estimate)

Description:- James Whitcomb Riley (1849-1916) was an American writer, poet, and best-selling author. During his lifetime he was known as the "Hoosier Poet" and "Children's Poet" for his dialect works and his children's poetry. His poems tend to be humorous or sentimental. Of the approximately 1,000 poems Riley wrote, the majority are in dialect. His famous works include "Little Orphant Annie" and "The Raggedy Man".