5¢ American Circus
Issue Date: May 2, 1966
City: Delavan, WI
Printed By: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Giori press
This stamp was released to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of John Ringling and to honor the American Circus industry. It pictures Johann Ludwig Jacob, a German-born man who moved to America and became the star clown of Ringling Bros. Barnum and Bailey Circus. At the time of issue, this was the only US stamp to picture a living person.