The Only United States Commemorative Stamp Issued Honoring William Shakespeare (1564-1616), 400th Anniversary,
Issued August 14, 1964 in Stratford, Connecticut,
First Day of Issue Cover, FDC, Fleetwood Engraving Cachet, Unaddressed,
Stamp Description: The portrait of Shakespeare stands before the proscenium of an Elizabethan theater. His right hand holds a quill. Beside it rests the most celebrated skull in theatredom, that of "alas, poor Yorick." The columns supporting the stage's arch are decorated with the masks of Comedy, the sock wearer, and Tragedy, the buskin wearer.
Cover in Removable Transparent Poly Sleeve and Mailed With Protection,
Made in the USA
Genuine First Day of Stamp Issued Cover Cancelled on the First Day of Issue Date by the U.S. Postal Service,