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29c Howlin' Wolf 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.
- Born Chester Arthur Burnett, Howlin' Wolf (1910-1976) changed his name soon after learning his guttural "howlin" style from country blues man Charley Patton and harmonica from Sonny Boy Williamson. Wolf brought the Delta blues up from the South and into the limelight of Chicago and London.
- 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
- Howlin' Wolf, American, 1910 - 1976
- Postage Stamps
- paper; ink (multicolored); adhesive / lithography
- United States of America
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- Scott Catalogue USA 2861
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