Arago: 1973 Christmas Issue

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1973 Christmas Issue

Two 8-cent Christmas postage stamps were issued in Washington, DC, on November 7, 1973. The traditional stamp features a detail of a painting of Madonna and child by Raphael. This stamp was designed by Bradbury Thompson, and was issued in sheets of fifty, with an initial printing of one billion.

The contemporary stamp displays the image of a Christmas tree in needlepoint. This stamp was designed by Dolli Tingle and was issued in sheets of fifty, with an initial printing of one billion.

Reference:

Postal Bulletin (September 27, 1973).

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