US 1940 Composer John Philip Sousa 2c. Scott. 880

US 1940 Composer John Philip Sousa 2c. Scott. 880

Series: Famous Americans Issue - Composers

Issued date: 03-05-1940 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 2c.

Emission: Commemorative
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 880
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 877
Michel (Germany): 476
Yvert et Tellier (France): 419

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

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

Stamp Colors: Pink carmine
Perforation: Perf 10 x 11

Themes: Composer, Music, Famous People

Total print: 58,281,580 (estimate)

Description:- John Philip Sousa (1854-1932) was a Portuguese-American composer and conductor of the late Romantic era known primarily for American military marches. He is known as "The March King" or the "American March King", to distinguish him from his British counterpart Kenneth J. Alford. Among his best-known marches are "The Stars and Stripes Forever" (National March of the United States of America), "Semper Fidelis" (official march of the United States Marine Corps), "The Liberty Bell", "The Thunderer", and "The Washington Post".