US 2021 August Wilson 55c. Scott. 5555

US 2021 August Wilson 55c. Scott. 5555

Series: Black Heritage Series

Stamp details: August Wilson (1945-2005), Playwright

Issued date: 28-01-2021 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 55c.
(FOREVER - No Face Value)

Format: Pane of 20

Emission: Commemorative
First Day City: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 5555
Michel (Germany): 5788BA
Yvert et Tellier (France): 5397
Unificato (Italy): 5947A

Dimensions (height x width):
39.75mm x 25mm

Printer: Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd.
Print Method: Offset, Microprint

Perforation: Serpentine Die Cut 11

Stamp Colors: Multicolored
Gum type: Self-Adhesive

Themes: Famous People, Author, Writer, Literature

Total print: 45,000,000 (estimate)

Note: Face value US$0.55 on day of issue.

Description:- August Wilson (1945-2005) was an American playwright. He has been referred to as the "theater's poet of Black America". He is best known for a series of ten plays, collectively called The Pittsburgh Cycle (or The Century Cycle), which chronicle the experiences and heritage of the African-American community in the 20th century. Plays in the series include Fences (1987) and The Piano Lesson (1990), both of which won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, as well as Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (1984) and Joe Turner's Come and Gone (1988). In 2006, Wilson was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame.