Arago: Shakespeare Issue

Shakespeare Issue

This 5-cent stamp commemorating the 400th anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was first placed on sale through the Stratford, Connecticut, post office on August 14, 1964.

Designed by Douglas Gorsline, this stamp was printed by the rotary process and issued in panes of fifty stamps each. An initial printing of 118 million stamps was authorized.


Postal Bulletin (July 30, 1964).


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