#3287 – 1999 33c Performing Arts: Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne

Condition
Price
Qty
- Mint Stamp(s)
Ships in 1-2 business days.i$1.50FREE with 300 points!
$1.50
- Used Single Stamp(s)
Ships in 1-2 business days.i$0.20
$0.20
7 More - Click Here
Mounts - Click Here
Condition
Price
Qty
- MM637215x32mm 25 Horizontal Strip Black Split-Back Mounts
Ships in 1-2 business days.i
$7.95
$7.95
- MM420245x30mm 50 Horizontal Clear Bottom-Weld Mounts
Ships in 1-2 business days.i
$3.50
$3.50
- MM67145x32mm 50 Horizontal Black Split-Back Mounts
Ships in 1-2 business days.i
$4.25
$4.25
U.S. #3287
33¢ Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne
Performing Arts Series

Issue Date: March 2, 1999
City: New York, NY
Quantity: 42,500,000
Printed By: Ashton-Potter (USA) Ltd
Printing Method:
Lithographed
Perforations:
11.2
Color: Multicolored
 
World-famous husband and wife acting team Alfred Lunt (1892-1977) and Lynn Fontanne (1887-1983) performed together in over two-dozen shows, beginning with “Sweet Nell of Old Drury” in 1923, and culminating with “The Visit” in 1960. During the 1920s and 1930s, they were the center of Broadway show-business life.
 
Born in Milwaukee, Lunt attended Carroll and Harvard colleges. He made his debut in 1913 with a Boston acting company, and had his first success on Broadway in “Clarence” (1919). Fontanne, born in Essex, England, made her first stage appearance in 1905. She landed her first New York City acting role five years later. The pair met on Broadway in 1917, and married on May 26, 1922.
 
The couple’s 1924 show “The Guardsman” earned them enthusiastic praise. Among the other plays they starred in were “Design for Living” (1933), “Idiot’s Delight” (1936), and “Amphitryon 38” (1938), a photo from which is shown on this cover. They also performed on television and film, and Lunt directed two operas.
 
In later years, the Lunts devoted much time to their farm in Genesee Depot, Wisconsin. In 1958, the Globe Theatre in New York City was renamed the Lunt-Fontanne Theater in their honor.
Read More - Click Here


  • 2020 First-Class Forever Stamps - Winter Scenes 2020 First-Class Forever Stamps - Winter Scenes

    In 2020, the United States Postal Service issued a set of 10 new Forever stamps picturing winter scenes.  Add these popular stamps to your collection now!

    $8.50- $64.95
    BUY NOW
  • 1980s First Day Covers, Collection of 100 100 First Day Covers Issued During the 1980s
    Some of the stamps I saw in my set of 100 covers honored the 1980 Winter Olympics, paid tribute to the service of American veterans,  and recalled some of the United States’ most well-known first ladies (like Abigail Adams and Eleanor Roosevelt).  There was even a cover issued for the World Stamp Expo of 1989.  Order your set today.
    $49.95
    BUY NOW
  • U.S. Used Stamp Collection - 157 stamps U.S. Used Collection of 157 stamps

    You'll receive postally used stamps issued from 1890 to 2010 – that's 120 years of history to explore!  This collection includes definitive, commemorative, and Airmail stamps, plus a few other surprises.  You'll have a great time exploring the stamps and adding them to your collection.  Order today.

    $4.95
    BUY NOW

U.S. #3287
33¢ Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne
Performing Arts Series

Issue Date: March 2, 1999
City: New York, NY
Quantity: 42,500,000
Printed By: Ashton-Potter (USA) Ltd
Printing Method:
Lithographed
Perforations:
11.2
Color: Multicolored
 
World-famous husband and wife acting team Alfred Lunt (1892-1977) and Lynn Fontanne (1887-1983) performed together in over two-dozen shows, beginning with “Sweet Nell of Old Drury” in 1923, and culminating with “The Visit” in 1960. During the 1920s and 1930s, they were the center of Broadway show-business life.
 
Born in Milwaukee, Lunt attended Carroll and Harvard colleges. He made his debut in 1913 with a Boston acting company, and had his first success on Broadway in “Clarence” (1919). Fontanne, born in Essex, England, made her first stage appearance in 1905. She landed her first New York City acting role five years later. The pair met on Broadway in 1917, and married on May 26, 1922.
 
The couple’s 1924 show “The Guardsman” earned them enthusiastic praise. Among the other plays they starred in were “Design for Living” (1933), “Idiot’s Delight” (1936), and “Amphitryon 38” (1938), a photo from which is shown on this cover. They also performed on television and film, and Lunt directed two operas.
 
In later years, the Lunts devoted much time to their farm in Genesee Depot, Wisconsin. In 1958, the Globe Theatre in New York City was renamed the Lunt-Fontanne Theater in their honor.