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32c Lily Pons stamp

United States Postal Service1997-09-10

Smithsonian's National Postal Museum

Smithsonian's National Postal Museum

One of four stamps honoring distinguished opera singers of the twentieth century — Lily Pons, Richard Tucker, Lawrence Tibbett, and Rosa Ponselle — featured in the 1997 American Music Series: Opera Singers issue.

Lily Pons (1898-1976) was French-American and began her career in a 1928 performance of Lamke in Mulhouse, France. Pons had a soprano voice and her vocal talents eventually led her to a career with The Metropolitan Opera. Pons continued to perform with the Metropolitan Opera throughout the 1930’s and also received work within the film industry.

Scott Catalogue USA: 3154
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Museum ID: 1998.2008.642

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  • Title: 32c Lily Pons stamp
  • Creator: United States Postal Service
  • Date Created: 1997-09-10
  • Medium: paper; ink (multicolored); adhesive / lithography

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