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90th anniversary of the death of Buffalo Bill Cody (6 stamps and 3 souvenir sheets in set). Souvenir sheet - Buffalo Bill Wild West Show.
Stamp: Buffalo Bill Wild West Show
Edition type: commemorative stamp
Denomination: 25000 Fr
Date of issue: 2007 Dec. 20
Depiction: Portrait of Buffalo Bill; Bison chase on margin of the sheet
Colour: multicolored
Paper: chalk-surfaced
Designer: Paul Puvilland
Perforation: frame 13:13,25 (syncopated)
Printing process: offset
Size of a stamp (mm): 50*39
Size of a sheet (mm): 142*108
Printing run:
Stamp issuing authority:
Fragments of paintings of American artists William Robinson Leigh and Charles Marion Russell were used for the image scenes of hunting the buffalo on the sheet.
Original artwork - William Robinson Leigh (1866-1955), The Buffalo Hunt, 1947. Original artwork - Charles Marion Russell (1864-1926), Buffalo Hunt, 1899.
William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody was a United States soldier, bison hunter and showman. He was born in the Iowa Territory (now state of Iowa, USA) near LeClaire on February 26, 1846, and died January 10, 1917 in Denver, Colorado. Cody got his nickname "Buffalo Bill" when he had a contract to supply Kansas Pacific Railroad workers with buffalo meat and by killing 4280 American bison (commonly known as buffalo) in eighteen months 1867-1868.
Buffalo Bill became world famous for his Wild West Shows he organized with cowboy themes, which toured in Great Britain and Europe.
Themes: bison (Bison bison), persons, indians, hunting
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