32 Cents Rube Goldberg's Inventions 1995

32 Cents Rube Goldberg's Inventions 1995
Added by Alain Martineau
General Description : Explanatory text is printed on the back of each stamp.
The Comic Strip Classics series of commemorative postage stamps was issued by the US Postal Service in 1995 to honor the centennial of the newspaper comic strip.
Restricted to strips created before 1950, the series featured drawings of comic strip characters with their logos. The stamps were arranged in five tiers with four stamps to a tier.
The Yellow Kid - The Katzenjammer Kids - Little Nemo in Slumberland - Bringing Up Father - Krazy Kat - Rube Goldberg’s Inventions - Toonerville Folks - Gasoline Alley - Barney Google - Little Orphan Annie - Popeye - Blondie - Dick Tracy - Alley Oop - Nancy - Flash Gordon - Li'l Abner - Terry and the Pirates - Prince Valiant - Brenda Starr.
Reuben Garrett Lucius Goldberg (July 4, 1883 – December 7, 1970) was an American cartoonist, sculptor, author, engineer and inventor.
He is best known for a series of popular cartoons depicting complex gadgets that perform simple tasks in indirect, convoluted ways. These devices, now known as Rube Goldberg machines, are similar to those drawn by W. Heath Robinson in the UK. Goldberg received many honors in his lifetime, including a Pulitzer Prize for his political cartooning in 1948 and the Banshees' Silver Lady Award 1959.
Goldberg was a founding member and the first president of the National Cartoonists Society, and he is the namesake of the Reuben Award, which the organization awards to the Cartoonist of the Year. He is the inspiration for various international competitions, known as Rube Goldberg Machine Contests, which challenge participants to make a complex machine to perform a simple task
Face value 32 Cents
Catalog code (Scott) 3000F
Catalog code Stanley Gibbons Catalogue No: 3136
Series Centenary of Comic Strips
Print run 15,000,000
Designer Carl Herrman
Print technique gravure process
Printed by Stamp Venturers, Inc.
Height 32.00 mm
Width 40.00 mm
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