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Sheet of 40 29-cent stamps honoring Hank Williams - $15 (madison)

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This is a set of 40 Hank Williams stamps in original wax paper envelope. Unhinged in excellent condition.

Country music, also known as country and western, is about roots.


When you search for the roots of country music, you don’t have to look much further than Hank Williams, born Hiram King Williams in Alabama in 1923. The son of a railroad worker, he suffered from spina bifida, which caused him intense back pain for most of his life.


Growing up poor in the South during the Depression left its mark. Hard times, a failed marriage, chronic pain, alcoholism, and prescription drug abuse (tied to his back pain) all flowed into his music. He died in the back seat of his Cadillac en route to a concert in West Virginia. The cause of death was a heart attack brought on by alcoholism and drug abuse. He was 29 years old.


The songs he wrote and sang, the concerts in which he performed, and the music that he recorded are even more influential in today’s country music than they were during his brief lifetime.


On June 9, 1993, the U.S. Postal Service issued a 29¢ stamp commemorating Williams’ life and music.

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