4 Penny Robert Burns (after Skirving chalk drawing)

4 Penny Robert Burns (after Skirving chalk drawing)
Added by Alain Martineau
General Description : Not until 25th January, 1966 did the British postal authorities commemorate Burns, this being the 170th anniversary of his death. The stamp design is based on Skirving's chalk drawing (4d value)
Robert Burns (25 January 1759 – 21 July 1796) (also known as Rabbie Burns, Scotland's favourite son, the Ploughman Poet, Robden of Solway Firth, the Bard of Ayrshire and in Scotland as simply The Bard) was a Scottish poet and a lyricist. He is widely regarded as the national poet of Scotland, and is celebrated worldwide. He is the best known of the poets who have written in the Scots language, although much of his writing is also in English and a "light" Scots dialect, accessible to an audience beyond Scotland. He also wrote in standard English, and in these his political or civil commentary is often at its most blunt.
Face value 4 Penny
Catalog code (Scott) 444
Series Robert Burns Commemoration
Place in series 1
Stamp colour Blue, Black & Dark Slate
Watermark St. Edward's Crown Multiple
Stamp use Commemorative stamp
Issue date 25/01/1966
Designer Huntly
Printed by Harrison and Son Ltd
Perforation 14 1/2 x 14
Height 24.00 mm
Width 41.00 mm
Catalog prices Used stamp $0.20   Unused stamp $0.20