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2c John Philip Sousa stamp

1940-05-03

Smithsonian's National Postal Museum

Smithsonian's National Postal Museum

John Philip Sousa (1854-1932) is pictured on the 2-cent Famous American Composers stamp issued May 3, 1940. "The March King". as Sousa was known, was director of the US Marine Corps Band from 1880 to 1892, and subsequently formed and conducted his own civilian band. He wrote more than 100 marches, including "Semper Fidelis" (the official Marine Corps march), "The Washington Post March","El Capitan" and the most popular "The Stars and Stripes Forever".

Scott Catalogue USA: 880
mint; perf 10.5 x 11

Museum ID: 1980.2493.2869

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  • Title: 2c John Philip Sousa stamp
  • Date Created: 1940-05-03
  • Subject Keywords: John Philip Sousa, stamp

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