US 1967 'Airmail' Black-throated Magpie-jay Birds ; Audubon Painting 20c. Scott. C71

US 1967 'Airmail' Black-throated Magpie-jay Birds ; Audubon Painting 20c. Scott. C71

Series: Airmail 1952-1967

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

Issued date: 26-04-1967 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 20c.

Emission: Air Post
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): C71
Stanley Gibbons (UK): A1304
Michel (Germany): 920
Yvert et Tellier (France): PA67
Unificato (Italy): A71

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
Paper: Tagged

Themes: Birds, Naturalist, Paintings

Total print: 50,000,000 (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.