29c Porgy and Bess stamp

United States Postal Service1993-07-14

Smithsonian's National Postal Museum

Smithsonian's National Postal Museum

Porgy and Bess, George Gershwin’s legendary African-American folk opera, is featured on a stamp commemorating Broadway musicals. The Broadway Musicals Commemorative stamps were a part of the Postal Service's Legends of American Music Series. This series ran for several years, featuring great performers from all genres of American music, including jazz, blues, and popular music.

Designed by Wilson McLean, the stamp was printed on a photogravure press by Multi-Color Corp.

Reference: Postal Bulletin (July 8, 1993).

Scott Catalogue USA: 2768

Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.

Museum ID: 1994.2073.66

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  • Title: 29c Porgy and Bess stamp
  • Creator: United States Postal Service
  • Date Created: 1993-07-14
  • Subject Keywords: Porgy and Bess, stamp
  • Medium: paper; ink (multicolored) / photogravure


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