#3446 – 2000 33c Legends of Hollywood: Edward G. Robinson

Condition
Price
Qty
- Mint Stamp(s)
Ships in 1-2 business days.i$4.00
$4.00
- Used Single Stamp(s)
Ships in 1-2 business days.i$2.00
$2.00
7 More - Click Here
Mounts - Click Here
Condition
Price
Qty
- MM717228x193mm 5 Horizontal Black Split-Back Mounts
Ships in 1-2 business days.i
$19.75
$19.75
- MM420330x45mm 50 Vertical Clear Bottom-Weld Mounts
Ships in 1-2 business days.i
$3.50
$3.50
- MM62232x47mm 50 Vertical Black Split-Back Mounts
Ships in 1-2 business days.i
$4.75
$4.75
 
U.S. #3446
33¢ Edward G. Robinson
Legends of Hollywood

Issue Date: October 24, 2000
City: Los Angeles, CA
Quantity: 
52,000,000
Printed by: 
American Packaging Corporation for Sennett Security Products
Printing Method:
Photogravure
Perforations:
11
Color: Multicolored
 
The sixth subject honored in the Legends of Hollywood series, Edward G. Robinson established the style with which actors portrayed the American gangster. He played a variety of characters in the over 100 films he made in his career. He also spoke 11 languages and was devoted to the arts.
 

Birth of Igor Stravinsky

1982 Stravinsky stamp
US #1845 – from the Great Americans Series

Composer Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky was born on June 17, 1882 (or June 5 on the Julian Calendar), in Oranienbaum, Russia (present-day Lomonosov).  He is considered one of the most influential composers of the 20th century.

Raised in St. Petersburg, Igor’s father was Fyodor Stravinsky, a bass singer for the Mariinsky Theater.  After attending a performance of Tchaikovsky’s The Sleeping Beauty in 1890, Stravinsky was mesmerized.  By the age of 14, he mastered Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto in G minor.  Despite his clear talent and interest in music, Igor’s parents wanted him to become a lawyer, enrolling him in the law program at the University of St. Petersburg in 1901.  In four years, he attended less than 50 classes.  The school was closed in 1905 after the Bloody Sunday massacre.  That same year, he began taking lessons with Rimsky-Korsakov, who quickly became like a second father to Stravinsky.

1982 Stravinsky Silk Cachet First Day Cover
US #1845 – Colorano Silk Cachet First Day Cover

One of his earliest performed compositions was Feu d’artifice (Fireworks), in St. Petersburg.  Sergei Diaghilev, director of the Ballets Russes in Paris, attended this performance and was so impressed that he hired Stravinsky to compose a full-length ballet score, The Firebird, which premiered in Paris in 1910.  Shortly after, he moved to Switzerland where he wrote three more ballets for the Ballets Russes, including The Rite of Spring.

2007 Mickey Mouse stamp
US #4192 – Rite of Spring was featured in Disney’s 1940 film Fantasia.

Stravinsky’s modernist ballet, The Rite of Spring, premiered in Paris on May 29, 1913.  It was revolutionary for the time, employing inharmonic notes and unusual choreography.  The audience, used to the elegance of more conventional musicals, began to boo within the ballet’s first few minutes.  Soon those in the minority who liked the music began to argue with those who did not.  Arguments quickly escalated to fighting and the police were called.  At intermission the police calmed the crowd, but once the second half began, the fighting resumed, and riots broke out.  Stravinsky was so shocked at the audience’s reaction he left the theater before the ballet was over.

2000 Edward Robinson stamp
US #3446 – Robinson was Stravinsky’s sponsor and witness when he became a naturalized US citizen in 1945.

Today, Rite of Spring is considered a classic, and the riot at its premiere is one of the most famous classical music brawls in history.   “Rite of Spring… transformed the way composers thought about rhythmic structure, and was largely responsible for Stravinsky’s enduring reputation as a musical revolutionary, pushing the boundaries of musical design.”

In the late 1910s, Stravinsky began working with philanthropist Werner Reinhart, who provided financial backing for several of his works.  Stravinsky then spent nearly 20 years in France, working with the French piano manufacturer Pleyel.  In 1940, he moved to Los Angeles, California, where he conducted concerts with the LA Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl.  Stravinsky made his last move in 1969, to New York, where he died two years later on April 6, 1971.  He has been honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

1997 Marshall Islands stamp sheet honoring the decade 1910-19
Marshall Islands #646 includes a stamp honoring Stravinsky

Listen to some of Stravinsky’s most popular compositions.

 
Read More - Click Here


  • Latvia Map Stamps - Imperforate block of 16 with map on reverse, one imperforate single plus FREE album page and mounts Latvia Map Stamps

    Own rare World War I stamp artifacts most collectors have never even seen.  The first stamps of Latvia – printed on German military maps over 100 years ago. Order yours today!

    $36.95
    BUY NOW
  • 1989 German First Day Cards - mix of 10, selection may vary 10 Germany First Day Cards From 1989
    In 1989, the dreaded Berlin Wall was finally brought down in Germany, reuniting the West and East. Now you can get a set of 10 Germany First Day Cards issued the same year Germany became one nation again. Contents may vary and our supply is limited, order yours soon!
    $49.95
    BUY NOW
  • Legends of Hollywood Full Pane Cover Mix - selections may vary Legends of Hollywood Full Pan Cover Mix
    These panes are really neat – they feature additional images of each star plus a brief biography.  These full pane covers were produced in small numbers. Selections vary – let us choose five covers to add to your collection today.
    $49.95
    BUY NOW

 

U.S. #3446
33¢ Edward G. Robinson
Legends of Hollywood

Issue Date: October 24, 2000
City: Los Angeles, CA
Quantity: 
52,000,000
Printed by: 
American Packaging Corporation for Sennett Security Products
Printing Method:
Photogravure
Perforations:
11
Color: Multicolored
 
The sixth subject honored in the Legends of Hollywood series, Edward G. Robinson established the style with which actors portrayed the American gangster. He played a variety of characters in the over 100 films he made in his career. He also spoke 11 languages and was devoted to the arts.
 

Birth of Igor Stravinsky

1982 Stravinsky stamp
US #1845 – from the Great Americans Series

Composer Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky was born on June 17, 1882 (or June 5 on the Julian Calendar), in Oranienbaum, Russia (present-day Lomonosov).  He is considered one of the most influential composers of the 20th century.

Raised in St. Petersburg, Igor’s father was Fyodor Stravinsky, a bass singer for the Mariinsky Theater.  After attending a performance of Tchaikovsky’s The Sleeping Beauty in 1890, Stravinsky was mesmerized.  By the age of 14, he mastered Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto in G minor.  Despite his clear talent and interest in music, Igor’s parents wanted him to become a lawyer, enrolling him in the law program at the University of St. Petersburg in 1901.  In four years, he attended less than 50 classes.  The school was closed in 1905 after the Bloody Sunday massacre.  That same year, he began taking lessons with Rimsky-Korsakov, who quickly became like a second father to Stravinsky.

1982 Stravinsky Silk Cachet First Day Cover
US #1845 – Colorano Silk Cachet First Day Cover

One of his earliest performed compositions was Feu d’artifice (Fireworks), in St. Petersburg.  Sergei Diaghilev, director of the Ballets Russes in Paris, attended this performance and was so impressed that he hired Stravinsky to compose a full-length ballet score, The Firebird, which premiered in Paris in 1910.  Shortly after, he moved to Switzerland where he wrote three more ballets for the Ballets Russes, including The Rite of Spring.

2007 Mickey Mouse stamp
US #4192 – Rite of Spring was featured in Disney’s 1940 film Fantasia.

Stravinsky’s modernist ballet, The Rite of Spring, premiered in Paris on May 29, 1913.  It was revolutionary for the time, employing inharmonic notes and unusual choreography.  The audience, used to the elegance of more conventional musicals, began to boo within the ballet’s first few minutes.  Soon those in the minority who liked the music began to argue with those who did not.  Arguments quickly escalated to fighting and the police were called.  At intermission the police calmed the crowd, but once the second half began, the fighting resumed, and riots broke out.  Stravinsky was so shocked at the audience’s reaction he left the theater before the ballet was over.

2000 Edward Robinson stamp
US #3446 – Robinson was Stravinsky’s sponsor and witness when he became a naturalized US citizen in 1945.

Today, Rite of Spring is considered a classic, and the riot at its premiere is one of the most famous classical music brawls in history.   “Rite of Spring… transformed the way composers thought about rhythmic structure, and was largely responsible for Stravinsky’s enduring reputation as a musical revolutionary, pushing the boundaries of musical design.”

In the late 1910s, Stravinsky began working with philanthropist Werner Reinhart, who provided financial backing for several of his works.  Stravinsky then spent nearly 20 years in France, working with the French piano manufacturer Pleyel.  In 1940, he moved to Los Angeles, California, where he conducted concerts with the LA Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl.  Stravinsky made his last move in 1969, to New York, where he died two years later on April 6, 1971.  He has been honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

1997 Marshall Islands stamp sheet honoring the decade 1910-19
Marshall Islands #646 includes a stamp honoring Stravinsky

Listen to some of Stravinsky’s most popular compositions.