Twenty (20) unused Madonna & Child 15 cent vintage postage stamps that feature a section of an Epiphany stained glass window are on this sheet of stamps. They were issued on October 31, 1980 at Washington, DC.
The stamps feature a section of the Epiphany stained glass window in the Washington Cathedral in Washington, D.C. The issue ceremony took place at the Cathedral.
Madonna & Child are in the colors of blue, white, and gold. "Christmas USA 15c" is in black below the picture.
Each stamp measures 1 5/8" tall x 1" wide (4.1cm x 2.5cm). The sheet measures 4 1/4" tall x 10 1/8" wide (10.8cm x 25.7cm).
These stamps are “mint” – meaning they have never been used. They have the original glue.
My grand-aunt collected these. She was not a “true” stamp collector & basically stored them in manila envelopes. Whenever the USPS came out with a new stamp – especially a commemorative one – she purchased at least one sheet & put them away in her envelopes.
Vintage stamps are wonderful collectible items. They look lovely framed. Due to the wide array of topics and artwork of stamps they make great, thoughtful, & personal birthday or anniversary gifts (find the year…and even issue date of the stamp). Additionally, stamps are good for paper crafting & jewelry making or anywhere else your creativity wants to take you. Add a unique touch to your Christmas decorating by matting and framing these - they would look spectacular!
We’ll be listing more vintage stamps over time so come back and visit again soon!
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