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Medium:
paper; ink (multicolored); adhesive / photogravure
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
October 31, 1980
Description:
The two stamps of the 1980 Christmas Issue enjoyed two unique locations for their First Day of Issue ceremonies.
The 15-cent Christmas stamp features a section of a stained glass window in the Washington Cathedral, Washington, DC. Its ceremony was held at the cathedral.
The 15-cent Season's Greetings stamp includes a selection of antique toys, and its ceremony took place in Christmas, Michigan. Robert Timberlake designed this stamp, and the many objects he included were from his personal collection. Timberlake used a recessed window in his own home as a backdrop for the toys.
The Postal Service issued 692,500,000 of the 15-cent Christmas stamp and 718,715,000 of the 15-cent Season's Greetings stamp. This accounted for over 1.4 billion postage stamps being released for the 1980 Christmas Issue.
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Topic:
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Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
1999.2004.150
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm85235c67f-58bd-47a2-814e-baed55ab781b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_1999.2004.150