25c Marianne Moore stamp

United States Postal Service1990-04-18

Smithsonian's National Postal Museum

Smithsonian's National Postal Museum

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Marianne Moore was honored with a 25-cent commemorative stamp, the eighth in the Literary Arts Series. The stamp was issued on April 18, 1990, in Brooklyn, New York.

T.S. Eliot helped bring Moore's poems national recognition when, in 1915, he published several of her poems in the Egoist, a London Journal of Imagism. Imagism is the literary movement dedicated to poetry of naturalness, directness, and precision.

Moore was the recipient of the most distinguished literary awards in America and has often been called "America's first lady of poetry."

Designed by M. Gregory Rudd, the stamps were printed in the photogravure process by the American Bank Note Company and issued in panes of fifty.

Reference: Postal Bulletin (March 22, 1990).

Scott Catalogue USA: 2449

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Museum ID: 1993.2070.214

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  • Title: 25c Marianne Moore stamp
  • Creator: United States Postal Service
  • Date Created: 1990-04-18
  • Medium: paper; ink (multicolored); adhesive / photogravure


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