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U.S. #1485
8¢ Robinson Jeffers
American Arts
 
Issue Date: August 13, 1973
City: Carmel, CA
Quantity: 128,048,000
Printed By: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Photogravure
Perforations: 11
Color: Prussian blue and multi
   
Salutes the American poet who, early in life, studied medicine and forestry. His poetry has been described as "hard to love, hard to forget." The most famous of his poems was Be Angry At The Sun.
 
Robinson Jeffers (1887-1962)
Poet
A remarkable student with a world-class education, Jeffers moved to Carmel, California, in 1914. Jeffers drew inspiration from the great beauty of this setting. He won fame with Tamar, a collection of his verse published in 1924. Other notable works include Roan Stallion and Dear Judas, as well as his adaptation of Euripides’ tragedy Medea.
 

American Arts Series

George Gershwin stamp
US #1484 was issued on this day in 1973.

On February 28, 1973, the USPS issued the first of seven stamps in its new American Arts Series.  The stamps in the series honored artists from several different genres, including painting, music writing, and filmmaking.

The first four stamps were issued in 1973 and all featured a similar style and format.  With artwork by Mark English, each one pictured the artist and an image capturing a scene from or inspired by their work.

Colorano Silk Cachet First Day Cover.
US #1484 Colorano Silk Cachet First Day Cover

George Gershwin was the first honoree in the series, with his stamp being issued on February 28, 1973, in Beverly Hills, California.  In addition to a profile of Gershwin, the stamp pictures a scene from his folk opera, Porgy and Bess.  Gershwin composed the much-performed “Rhapsody in Blue” and his Of Thee I Sing was the first musical comedy to win a Pulitzer Prize.

Robinson Jeffers stamp
US #1485 honors poet Robinson Jeffers.

The second stamp in the series honoring Robinson Jeffers was issued on August 13, 1973, in Carmel, California.  Beside his portrait, the stamp pictures a man with a burro and a young boy and girl, representing the people of Carmel who Jeffers wrote about in rich detail in his poetry.  Jeffers’s poetry has been described as “hard to love, hard to forget.”  The most famous of his poems was “Be Angry at The Sun.”

Henry O. Tanner stamp
US #1486 honors painter Henry O. Tanner.

The third stamp was issued on September 10, 1973, and honored professional painter Henry O. Tanner.  Beside Tanner’s portrait is a painter’s palette with a rainbow on it.  Tanner took frequent trips to Rainbow Lake in the Adirondacks for his health and inspiration.  As the son of a bishop in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, most of Tanner’s works centered on Biblical themes.

Willa Cather stamp
US #1487 honors novelist Willa Cather.

The fourth stamp in the series honored Willa Cather and was issued on her 100th birthday, September 20, 1973, in Red Cloud, Nebraska.  Cather is remembered as one of America’s finest novelists and Nebraska’s best.  Cather won the 1922 Pulitzer Prize for her novel, “One of Ours.”

Benjamin West stamp
US #1553 honors artist Benjamin West.

The series continued in 1975, though the stamps took on a different look.  The first stamp of 1975 honored Benjamin West and was issued on February 10 in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania.  The stamp features a 1763 self-portrait of West.  He was the first American artist to go abroad.  West gained critical acclaim when he was just twenty years of age and went on to become historical painter to King George III.

Paul Lawrence Dunbar stamp
US #1554 honors poet Paul Lawrence Dunbar.

Paul Lawrence Dunbar was the sixth honoree in the series.  His stamp was issued on May 1, 1975, in Dayton, Ohio.  The stamp features a portrait based on several historical photos of Dunbar.  The son of an escaped slave, his writing greatly contributed to a more sensitive understanding of African Americans.  His popular story The Sport of the Gods was later turned into a movie.

The final stamp in the series honoring David W. Griffith was issued for his 100th birthday on May 27, 1975, in Beverly Hill, California.  The stamp pictures Griffith and a movie camera in front a landscape.  Griffith was a pioneer of the silver screen.  He refined movie techniques, like close-ups and fade-outs, and discovered the talents of stars such as Lillian Gish and Mary Pickford.

D.W. Griffith stamp
US #1555 honors filmmaker D.W. Griffith.

Click here to get all seven American Arts Series stamps in one easy order.

 
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U.S. #1485
8¢ Robinson Jeffers
American Arts
 
Issue Date: August 13, 1973
City: Carmel, CA
Quantity: 128,048,000
Printed By: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Photogravure
Perforations: 11
Color: Prussian blue and multi

 

 

Salutes the American poet who, early in life, studied medicine and forestry. His poetry has been described as "hard to love, hard to forget." The most famous of his poems was Be Angry At The Sun.
 
Robinson Jeffers (1887-1962)
Poet
A remarkable student with a world-class education, Jeffers moved to Carmel, California, in 1914. Jeffers drew inspiration from the great beauty of this setting. He won fame with Tamar, a collection of his verse published in 1924. Other notable works include Roan Stallion and Dear Judas, as well as his adaptation of Euripides’ tragedy Medea.
 

American Arts Series

George Gershwin stamp
US #1484 was issued on this day in 1973.

On February 28, 1973, the USPS issued the first of seven stamps in its new American Arts Series.  The stamps in the series honored artists from several different genres, including painting, music writing, and filmmaking.

The first four stamps were issued in 1973 and all featured a similar style and format.  With artwork by Mark English, each one pictured the artist and an image capturing a scene from or inspired by their work.

Colorano Silk Cachet First Day Cover.
US #1484 Colorano Silk Cachet First Day Cover

George Gershwin was the first honoree in the series, with his stamp being issued on February 28, 1973, in Beverly Hills, California.  In addition to a profile of Gershwin, the stamp pictures a scene from his folk opera, Porgy and Bess.  Gershwin composed the much-performed “Rhapsody in Blue” and his Of Thee I Sing was the first musical comedy to win a Pulitzer Prize.

Robinson Jeffers stamp
US #1485 honors poet Robinson Jeffers.

The second stamp in the series honoring Robinson Jeffers was issued on August 13, 1973, in Carmel, California.  Beside his portrait, the stamp pictures a man with a burro and a young boy and girl, representing the people of Carmel who Jeffers wrote about in rich detail in his poetry.  Jeffers’s poetry has been described as “hard to love, hard to forget.”  The most famous of his poems was “Be Angry at The Sun.”

Henry O. Tanner stamp
US #1486 honors painter Henry O. Tanner.

The third stamp was issued on September 10, 1973, and honored professional painter Henry O. Tanner.  Beside Tanner’s portrait is a painter’s palette with a rainbow on it.  Tanner took frequent trips to Rainbow Lake in the Adirondacks for his health and inspiration.  As the son of a bishop in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, most of Tanner’s works centered on Biblical themes.

Willa Cather stamp
US #1487 honors novelist Willa Cather.

The fourth stamp in the series honored Willa Cather and was issued on her 100th birthday, September 20, 1973, in Red Cloud, Nebraska.  Cather is remembered as one of America’s finest novelists and Nebraska’s best.  Cather won the 1922 Pulitzer Prize for her novel, “One of Ours.”

Benjamin West stamp
US #1553 honors artist Benjamin West.

The series continued in 1975, though the stamps took on a different look.  The first stamp of 1975 honored Benjamin West and was issued on February 10 in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania.  The stamp features a 1763 self-portrait of West.  He was the first American artist to go abroad.  West gained critical acclaim when he was just twenty years of age and went on to become historical painter to King George III.

Paul Lawrence Dunbar stamp
US #1554 honors poet Paul Lawrence Dunbar.

Paul Lawrence Dunbar was the sixth honoree in the series.  His stamp was issued on May 1, 1975, in Dayton, Ohio.  The stamp features a portrait based on several historical photos of Dunbar.  The son of an escaped slave, his writing greatly contributed to a more sensitive understanding of African Americans.  His popular story The Sport of the Gods was later turned into a movie.

The final stamp in the series honoring David W. Griffith was issued for his 100th birthday on May 27, 1975, in Beverly Hill, California.  The stamp pictures Griffith and a movie camera in front a landscape.  Griffith was a pioneer of the silver screen.  He refined movie techniques, like close-ups and fade-outs, and discovered the talents of stars such as Lillian Gish and Mary Pickford.

D.W. Griffith stamp
US #1555 honors filmmaker D.W. Griffith.

Click here to get all seven American Arts Series stamps in one easy order.