US 1963 Black-throated Magpie-jay Birds ; Audubon Painting 5c. Scott. 1241

US 1963 Black-throated Magpie-jay Birds ; Audubon Painting 5c. Scott. 1241

Series: John James Audubon Issue

Stamp details: Black-throated Magpie-jay (Calocitta colliei) - by Audubon

Issued date: 07-12-1963 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 5c.

Emission: Commemorative
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 1241
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 1217
Michel (Germany): 848
Yvert et Tellier (France): 750

Dimensions (height x width):
40mm x 25mm

Printer: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Print Method: Giori Press

Stamp Colors: Dark blue and multicolored
Perforation: Perf 11 x 11

Themes: Birds, Naturalist, Paintings

Total print: 175,175,000 (estimate)

Description: John James Audubon (1785-1851) was an American self-trained artist, naturalist, and ornithologist. His combined interests in art and ornithology turned into a plan to make a complete pictorial record of all the bird species of North America. He was notable for his extensive studies documenting all types of American birds and for his detailed illustrations, which depicted the birds in their natural habitats. His major work, a color-plate book titled The Birds of America (18271839), is considered one of the finest ornithological works ever completed. Audubon is also known for identifying 25 new species. He is the eponym of the National Audubon Society, and his name adorns a large number of towns, neighborhoods, and streets across the United States. Dozens of scientific names first published by Audubon are still in use by the scientific community.