US 1940 Composer Stephen Collins Foster 1c. Scott. 879

US 1940 Composer Stephen Collins Foster  1c. Scott. 879

Series: Famous Americans Issue - Composers

Issued date: 03-05-1940 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 1c.

Emission: Commemorative
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 879
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 876
Michel (Germany): 475
Yvert et Tellier (France): 418

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: Composer, Music, Famous People

Total print: 57,322,790 (estimate)

Description:- Stephen Collins Foster (1826-1864), known also as "the father of American music", was an American composer and songwriter known primarily for his parlour and minstrel music during the Romantic period. He wrote more than 200 songs, including "Oh! Susanna", "Hard Times Come Again No More", "Camptown Races", "Old Folks at Home" ("Swanee River"), "My Old Kentucky Home", "Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair", "Old Black Joe", and "Beautiful Dreamer", and many of his compositions remain popular today. He has been identified as "the most famous songwriter of the nineteenth century" and may be the most recognizable American composer in other countries. Most of his handwritten music manuscripts are lost, but editions issued by publishers of his day feature in various collections.