Art of the Stamp
From the Collection of the United States Postal Services



Big Band Leaders: Glenn Miller
Gouache and colored pencil on paper

Artist: Bill Nelson
Art director: Howard E. Paine
First day of issue: September 11, 1996

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Based on a publicity photograph, this colored-pencil drawing of Glenn Miller successfully captures the creative spirit of the great bandleader. Miller appears to be moving up and out of the stamp frame at an angle that suggests both action and purpose.


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