Arago: 1969 Christmas Issue

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1969 Christmas Issue

This 6-cent Christmas postage stamp was first placed on sale at Christmas, Florida, on November 3, 1969. Reproduced on the stamp is a winter scene of bygone days by an unknown artist. The painting is titled "Winter Sunday in Norway, Maine." It is an oil on canvas painted about 1870 and in the collection of the New York State Historical Association.

The stamp was designed by Stevan Dohanos and was issued in panes of fifty, with an initial printing of 1.6 billion.

Reference:

Postal Bulletin (October 16, 1969).

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