US 1969 William Christopher Handy 6c. Scott. 1372

US 1969 William Christopher Handy 6c. Scott. 1372

Series: W. C. Handy Issue

Stamp details: William Christopher Handy (1873-1958) - Jazz Musician and Composer

Issued date: 17-05-1969 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 6c.

Emission: Commemorative
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 1372
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 1359
Michel (Germany): 982
Yvert et Tellier (France): 875

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

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

Stamp Colors: Violet, deep lilac and blue
Perforation: Perf 11 x 11

Themes: Famous People, Musician, Composer, Music, Musical Instruments

Total print: 125,555,000 (estimate)

Description:- William Christopher Handy (1873-1958) was an American composer and musician who referred to himself as the Father of the Blues. Handy was one of the most influential songwriters in the United States. One of many musicians who played the distinctively American blues music, Handy did not create the blues genre but was the first to publish music in the blues form, thereby taking the blues from a regional music style (Delta blues) with a limited audience to a new level of popularity.