#1405 – 1970 6c Edgar Lee Masters

U.S. #1405
6¢ Edgar Lee Masters
 
Issue Date: August 22, 1970
City: Petersburg, IL
Quantity: 135,125,000
Printed By: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Lithographed, engraved (Giori)
Perforations: 11
Color: Black and olive bister
 
Edgar Lee Masters (1869-1950)
Author
Masters was born in Garnett, Kansas. He wrote novels, poetry, plays, biography, and history. Masters is chiefly remembered for his “Spoon River Anthology,” a collection of 200 poems in free verse. 
 
Spoon River is an imaginary Midwestern village, and each poem of the anthology is “spoken” by a deceased former resident of the town, providing a revealing look at the secret lives of small-town America. Each of the dead speakers attempts to illuminate the meaning of life on Earth.
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U.S. #1405
6¢ Edgar Lee Masters
 
Issue Date: August 22, 1970
City: Petersburg, IL
Quantity: 135,125,000
Printed By: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Lithographed, engraved (Giori)
Perforations: 11
Color: Black and olive bister
 
Edgar Lee Masters (1869-1950)
Author
Masters was born in Garnett, Kansas. He wrote novels, poetry, plays, biography, and history. Masters is chiefly remembered for his “Spoon River Anthology,” a collection of 200 poems in free verse. 
 
Spoon River is an imaginary Midwestern village, and each poem of the anthology is “spoken” by a deceased former resident of the town, providing a revealing look at the secret lives of small-town America. Each of the dead speakers attempts to illuminate the meaning of life on Earth.