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1979 Performing Arts Series: Rogers

The 15-cent Will Rogers commemorative stamp was first placed on sale at Claremore, Oklahoma, on November 4, 1979.

Will Rogers (1879-1935) was a cowboy, actor, and writer. He gained national fame during the Great Depression for his humor, acting skills, and philosophical outlooks. Rogers died in a plane accident in Alaska with aviation pioneer Wiley Post in 1935.

The stamp was designed by Jim Sharpe and issued in sheets of fifty.

Reference:

Postal Bulletin (October 4, 1979).

Carter, Joseph. "Will Rogers Biography." Will Rogers Home Page. http://www.willrogers.org/wrbio.html.


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