US 1940 Composer Victor August Herbert 3c. Scott. 881

US 1940 Composer Victor August Herbert 3c. Scott. 881

Series: Famous Americans Issue - Composers

Issued date: 13-05-1940 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 3c.

Emission: Commemorative
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 881
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 878
Michel (Germany): 477
Yvert et Tellier (France): 420

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

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

Stamp Colors: Bright red violet
Perforation: Perf 10 x 11

Themes: Composer, Music, Famous People

Total print: 56,398,790 (estimate)

Description:- Victor August Herbert (1859-1924) was an American composer, cellist and conductor of English and Irish ancestry and German training. Although Herbert enjoyed important careers as a cello soloist and conductor, he is best known for composing many successful operettas that premiered on Broadway from the 1890s to World War I. He was also prominent among the Tin Pan Alley composers and was later a founder of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP). A prolific composer, Herbert produced two operas, a cantata, 43 operettas, incidental music to 10 plays, 31 compositions for orchestra, nine band compositions, nine cello compositions, five violin compositions with piano or orchestra, 22 piano compositions and numerous songs, choral compositions and orchestrations of works by other composers, among other music.