32¢ The Yellow kid 1995

32¢ The Yellow kid 1995
Added by Alain Martineau
General Description : 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.
The Yellow Kid emerged as the lead character in Hogan's Alley, drawn by Richard F. Outcault, which became one of the first Sunday supplement comic strips in an American newspaper, although its graphical layout had already been thoroughly established in political and other, purely-for-entertainment cartoons.[1]
The Yellow Kid was a bald, snaggle-toothed boy who wore a yellow nightshirt and hung around in a ghetto alley filled with equally odd characters, mostly other children.
With a goofy grin, the Kid habitually spoke in a ragged, peculiar ghetto argot printed on his shirt, a device meant to lampoon advertising billboards.
Face value 32 Cents
Catalog code (Scott) 3000A
Catalog code Stanley Gibbons Catalogue No: 3131
Series Centenary of Comic Strips
Print run 19,000,000
Issue date 01/10/1995
Designer Carl Herrman
Print technique gravure process
Printed by Stamp Venturers, Inc.
Height 32.00 mm
Width 40.00 mm
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