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Scott Joplin Postage Stamps

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6 Scott Joplin 20-cent postage stamp, in honor of Black History Month. These stamps were issued in 1983.

The first documented sign of Joplin’s musical career is in the summer of 1891 when, as reported in newspapers, he was back in Texarkana working with a minstrel troupe. In 1893, he was in Chicago at the time of the World’s Fair, leading a band and playing cornet, probably somewhere outside the fair grounds. After the fair he returned to Sedalia, established it as his home, and played first cornet in the Queen City Cornet Band, a local ensemble of black musicians. His membership in the band was for only about a year, and on leaving he formed his own band, working at dances and other events. While retaining Sedalia as his home base, he continued the life of an itinerant musician. In 1895 he traveled as far East as Syracuse, NY, with his Texas Medley Quartette, a vocal group. His performances so impressed several businessmen in Syracuse that they issued his first two publications, the songs Please Say You Will and A Picture of Her Face.
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Scott Joplin Postage Stamps


  • Vintage item from the 1980s
  • Materials: Paper, Glue
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