US 1949 Writer Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) 3c. Scott. 986

US 1949 Writer Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) 3c. Scott. 986

Series: Edgar Allan Poe Issue

Stamp details: Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849), Poet and Story Writer

Issued date: 07-10-1949 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 3c.

Emission: Commemorative
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 986
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 983
Michel (Germany): 600
Yvert et Tellier (France): 537

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: Famous People, Editor, Poet, writer

Total print: 122,633,000 (estimate)

Description:- Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) was an American writer, poet, editor, and literary critic. Poe is best known for his poetry and short stories, particularly his tales of mystery and the macabre. He is widely regarded as a central figure of Romanticism in the United States, and of American literature. Poe was one of the country's earliest practitioners of the short story, and considered to be the inventor of the detective fiction genre, as well as a significant contributor to the emerging genre of science fiction. Poe is the first well-known American writer to earn a living through writing alone, resulting in a financially difficult life and career.