Paul Laurence Dunbar Block of 4 Postage Stamps, 1554
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USA 1975 10-cent Paul Laurence Dunbar, Poet Black Heritage Block of 4 Postage Stamps, MNH

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Mint never hinged condition.

This block of four 10-cent postage stamps honoring Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906) stamp was first available on May 1, 1975, at Dayton, Ohio. The son of ex-slaves and a great American poet, Dunbar often wrote pieces using a negro dialect. He was widely known after the publication of his collection Lyrics of a Lowly Life. Dunbar died of tuberculosis on February 9, 1906.

Walter D. Richards designed the stamp.

“A crust of bread and a corner to sleep in,
A minute to smile and an hour to weep in,
A pint of joy to a peck of trouble,
And never a laugh but the moans come double;
And that is life!” 
― Paul Laurence Dunbar