United States Postal Service 2004 Issue
Designed by Derry Noyes

John Wayne

United States Postal Service has issued a new 37 cents stamp in Legends of Hollywood series named "John Wayne" on the 9th of September 2004. This commemorative stamp honors John Wayne as one of the greatest hollywood actors in our time. His career is best described with the inscription on the selvage of the 20 stamp pane. It reads:

"John Wayne (1907-1979) played many memorable roles during his 50-year career, but he is perhaps best known for characters exhibiting the rugged individualism associated with the American Cowboy. He won an Academy Award for his role as Rooster Cogburn, the one-eyed marshal in 'True Grit' (1969). In an effort to continue John Wayne's fight against cancer the John Wayne Foundation was established in his memory."
John Wayne is the tenth issue in the Legends of Hollywood stamp series that began in 1995 with the issue of Marilyn Monroe stamp pane. Each Legends of Hollywood issue is as follows:
  • Marilyn Monroe
  • James Dean
  • Humphrey Bogart
  • Alfred Hitchcock
  • James Cagney
  • Edward G. Robinson
  • Lucille Ball
  • Cary Grant
  • Audrey Hepburn
  • John Wayne

"John Wayne" Legends of Hollywood stamps can be purchased as a Pane of 20, Block of 10, Block of 4, Uncut Press Sheet, or various FDC's. The sizes of the stamp is 0.99 inches x 1.56 inches and the size of the pane is 8.57 inches x 7.208 inches. The stamps will be printed by American Packaging Corp, Columbus, WI using the gravure printing process. The quantity printed will be 100 million stamps.

John Wayne Pane of 20

To order these stamps or to learn more go to www.usps.com/shop Use the Universal currency conversion tool at www.xe.com/ucc/convert.cgi to convert currency.

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