Arago: American Illustrators Issue

American Illustrators Issue

The Postal Service issued a pane of twenty 34-cent American Illustrators commemorative stamps in New York, New York, on February 1, 2001. These stamps, designed by Carl Herrmann of Carlsbad, California, went on sale nationwide February 2, 2001.

This pane of twenty stamps salutes twenty-one American illustrators whose works were recommended by a panel of experts convened by the Society of Illustrators.

The artwork of Franklin Booth is depicted on the header. Each stamp features details of an illustration that exemplifies an aspect of the following artists' work: Cole Phillips, Robert Fawcett, Joseph Christian Leyendecker, Maxfield Parrish, James Montgomery Flagg, Dean Cornwell, Rose O'Neill, Howard Pyle, Arthur Burdett Frost, Al Parker, Harvey Dunn, Jon Whitcomb, Neysa McMein, Jessie Willcox Smith, Edwin Austin Abbey, John Held, Jr., Norman Rockwell, Newel Convers Wyeth, Rockwell Kent, and Frederic Remington. Verso text provides brief biographical sketches and identifies each illustration.

Avery Dennison produced 125 million stamps in the gravure process.


Postal Bulletin (January 11, 2001).

Additional Records
  • Overview
  • 34c 'A Dash for the Timber' single
  • 34c American Illustrators pane of twenty
  • 34c Marine Corps Poster single
  • 34c 'Interlude' single
  • 34c Advertisement for Arrow Collars and Shirts single
  • 34c Advertisement for Carrier Corp. Refrigeration single
  • 34c Advertisement for Luxite Hosiery single
  • 34c Illustration for Correspondence School Lesson single
  • 34c 'Br'er Rabbit' single
  • 34c 'An Attack on a Galleon' single
  • 34c Kewpie and Kewpie Doodle Dog single

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