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39c Sugar Ray Robinson stamp

United States Postal Service2006-04-07

Smithsonian's National Postal Museum

Smithsonian's National Postal Museum

With the issuance of this commemorative stamp, the Postal Service paid tribute to six-time world champion boxer Sugar Ray Robinson (1921-1989).

Resembling a fight poster from the 1940s and 1950s, the stamp design features block lettering and a halftone image of Robinson created from a photographic portrait made during his peak fighting years.

The Postal Service issued this 39-cent commemorative Sugar Ray Robinson stamp on April 6, 2006, in New York, New York. Carl T. Herrman of Carlsbad, California, designed the stamp.

Avery Dennison produced 100 million stamps in the gravure process, in pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) panes of twenty stamps.

Reference: Postal Bulletin (February 16, 2006).

Scott Catalogue USA: 4020
mint

Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.

Museum ID: 2008.2007.231

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  • Title: 39c Sugar Ray Robinson stamp
  • Creator: United States Postal Service
  • Date Created: 2006-04-07
  • Subject Keywords: Sugar Ray Robinson, stamp
  • Medium: paper; ink (multicolored)/ photogravure

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