2002 John James Audubon Artist Plate Block Of 4 37c Postage Stamps - Sc 3650 - DM143a
THIS IS A NUMBERED PLATE BLOCK OF 4 STAMPS AS PICTURED. ~ On June 27 2002 in Santa Clara, CA the USPS issued the 2nd installment of the American Treasures series honoring John James Audubon. Audubon had a dream of drawing each American bird in "its natural size and coloring." In "The Birds of America". He was a French-American ornithologist, naturalist, hunter, and painter. He painted, catalogued, and described the birds of North America in a form far superior to what had gone before, capturing 1,065 individual birds on 435 hand-colored plates. In his outsize personality and achievements, he seemed to represent the new American nation of the United States. This stamp represents his painting "Scarlet & Louisiana Tanagers". James J Audubon died in 1851 at the age of 65.
These are real USPS postage stamps that are accepted by the USA Postal Service as payment for mail posted in the USA however the total rates on the stamps posted must equal or exceed the current appropriate postal mailing rate or extra postage must be paid.
The stamp set shown in the picture is a stock photo and is likely not a picture of the exact stamp set you will receive in that it may differ in plate number and/or orientation. However the item you will receive will be similar including having a plate number (if one is present in the photos) and the same number of stamps. Stamps titled as MNH, OG will have no significant creases or unnatural gum disturbances unless otherwise noted.