US 1964 Poet William Shakespeare 5c. Scott. 1250

US 1964 Poet William Shakespeare 5c. Scott. 1250

Series: Shakespeare Issue

Stamp details: William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

Issued date: 14-08-1964 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 5c.

Emission: Commemorative

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 1250
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 1232
Michel (Germany): 864
Yvert et Tellier (France): 766

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

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

Stamp Colors: Black brown on tan paper
Perforation: Perf 10 x 11

Themes: Famous People, Author, Poet, Literary People, Literature

Total print: 123,245,000 (estimate)

Description: William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was an English playwright, poet and actor. He is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's greatest dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon" (or simply "the Bard"). His extant works, including collaborations, consist of some 39 plays, 154 sonnets, three long narrative poems, and a few other verses, some of uncertain authorship. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright. He remains arguably the most influential writer in the English language, and his works continue to be studied and reinterpreted.