United States of America 2012 Great Film Directors

From Stamps of the World

  • Issue date: 23rd May 2012
  • four one non-denominated values, inscribed FOREVER, in sheetlet
  • Designed by: Gary Kelley (illustrations)
  • Printed by: Avery Dennison in sheets of 20 stamps (staggered format)
  • Print process: gravure
  • stamp format height 41mm x width 25mm
  • Perforations: die-cut 10.75 x 10.75


(45c) ~ portrait of John Ford 1894-1973, and scene of cowboy (John Wayne) leaving building in desert, from The Searchers
(45c) ~ portrait of Francesco ('Frank') Rosario Capra, 1897-1991, and scene from It Happened One Night (Claudette Colbert and Clark Gable)
(45c) ~ portrait of Billy Wilder, 1906-2002, and scene from Some Like It Hot :
Marilyn Monroe, and the Hotel del Coronado (Coronado, California) which features in the film
(45c) ~ portrait of John Huston, 1906-1987, and scene from The Maltese Falcon (Humphrey Bogart as Sam Spade, holding falcon statuette)

FOREVER (45c x 4)

sheet of twenty stamps[edit]


contains five horizontal 'strips' of four designs; also various 'blocks' of four designs

Film Directors sheetlet