Arago: 1975 Christmas Issue

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1975 Christmas Issue

Two 10-cent Christmas stamps were issued in Washington, DC, on October 14, 1975. The Madonna and Child Christmas stamp includes an image of the painting "Madonna and Child" by Domenico Ghirlandaio. The stamp was designed by Bradbury Thompson and issued in sheets of fifty, with an initial printing of one billion.

The 10-cent Early Christmas Card stamp was based on a Christmas card created by by Louis Prang in 1878. Stevan Dohanos designed the stamp, which was issued in sheets of fifty, with an initial printing of one billion.

Reference:

Postal Bulletin (September 25, 1975).

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