Thursday, December 19, 2013

Christmas Mail 2013 - 10

The U.S. Postal Service unveiled two Christmas Forever stamps during the American Stamp Dealers Association stamp show in New York on October 11, 2013. Here is one of the two on this lovely cover I received only today.

The new Virgin and Child stamp by Jan Gossaert features a detail of Gossaert’s 1531 oil-on-wood painting, Virgin and Child, from the collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art. This is the second time a Gossaert painting has appeared on a U.S. stamp. In 2002, the U.S. Postal Service issued a Christmas stamp that featured a detail of Gossaert’s circa-1520 oil-on-panel Madonna and Child.

Waiting now for a cover with the other traditional Christmas stamps issue of the year, the Holy Family Forever Stamp.

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