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29c Jimmy Rushing single
- Jazz and blues legends were honored with the eight 29-cent stamps in Legends of American Music Stamp Series issued on September 17, 1994, in Greenville, Mississippi, at the Delta Blues Festival. The stamps feature Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, Jimmy Rushing, Mildred Bailey, Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson, "Ma" Rainey, and Howlin' Wolf.
- Jimmy Rushing (1902-1972), linked with famed performers such as Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Walter Page, and Buck Clayton, established himself as one of the world's greatest jazz singers. In 1957, he was named the British critics' choice for number one male vocalist.
- Howard Koslow designed the images for Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, Jimmy Rushing, Mildred Bailey, and Julian Allen designed the images for Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson, "Ma" Rainey, and Howlin' Wolf. Ashton-Potter (USA), Ltd., printed The stamps using offset lithography.
- Postal Bulletin (September 1, 1994).
- 11 horizontal perforations x 10.8 vertical perforations
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- Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
- Data Source
- National Postal Museum
- September 17, 1994
- Object number
- Jimmy Rushing, American, 1902 - 1972
- Postage Stamps
- paper; ink (multicolored); adhesive / lithography
- United States of America
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- Scott Catalogue USA 2858
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