‘It’s In The Details’
|Title||George Burke Stamps|
|Size||3/4″ x 1″
|Images||Black and White
|Number in Set
1935-37 George Burke Stamps Overview
Pictures from famous photographer George Burke were used to create this set of stamps featuring Major League Baseball players in the 1930s. The stamps are similar to a separate set of stamps using Burke’s images – the 1935 George Burke Detroit Tigers stamps.
Like other stamps, these are pretty small, measuring only 1″ tall and about 3/4″ wide. Each one features a small black and white picture of a player with some having replica signatures.
The stamps were actually made and distributed by Burke himself for use by players answering fan mail. That’s a pretty limited market, obviously, and the stamps were reportedly sold only to them.
Because of that, they were sold in uncut sheets with only one player on any given sheet. These are usually found individually but they are also sometimes found attached as complete sheets, panels, or strips.
1935-37 George Burke Stamps Checklist
A complete checklist for this set has not been confirmed but there are 94 stamps confirmed to date.