Unused vintage 6 cent W. C. Handy postage stamps from 1969.
The “Father of the Blues” was born in Florence, Alabama, and later moved to Memphis, Tennessee. Handy did not invent the blues, but was responsible for popularizing the music. Among his famous songs are “Memphis Blues,” “Beale Street Blues,” “St. Louis Blues,” and “Joe Turner Blues.” He wrote an autobiography, “Father of the Blues,” and a book on black musicians, “Unsung Americans Sung.”
You will receive 25 total stamps all in mint condition. Perfect for wedding envelopes, postcards, birthday invitations or other occasions! They also look great for scrapbooking, decoupage and other craft projects!
Face Value: 6 cents each
Year of Issue: 1969
All stamps are guaranteed authentic, unused, and ready for your envelopes!
Please note that stamps are separated into blocks/panes/singles to fit our rigid envelopes and keep shipping cost low. If you would like to receive your stamps as a full sheet, just message us through our Contact Form and we can arrange that for you.
Because these stamps are of a smaller denomination than the current postage rate, they can be used together or in conjunction with other vintage stamps to mail wedding invitations, party invitations, or just regular old snail mail!
6¢ W.C. Handy - Pack of 25 unused postage stamps from 1969
Issue Date: May 17, 1969
City: Memphis, TN
Printed By: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Lithographed, engraved
Color: Violet, deep lilac and blue