The37-cent Henry Mancini commemorative stamp was issued on April 13, 2004, in Los Angeles, California. Carl T. Herrman of Carlsbad, California, designed the stamp.
The stamp honors Henry Mancini, one of the most successful music composers in the history of television and film as well as a popular pianist and concert conductor. Mancini left a rich legacy of catchy television themes, hit songs, and unforgettable film scores, such as "Peter Gunn," "Moon River," and "The Pink Panther," respectively. He won many awards, including twenty Grammys and four Oscars, and his albums have sold more than 30 million copies.
The stamp features a painting by artist Victor Stabin showing Mancini conducting as the titles of some of his most popular film and television projects appear to scroll over a screen behind him. An image of the Pink Panther in the lower left is a further reminder of one of Mancini's popular works.
Sennett Security Products printed 80 million stamps in the gravure process.
Postal Bulletin (March 18, 2004).