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1-dollar Rockerfeller Center Wisdom

The Postal Service issued a 1-dollar Wisdom definitive stamp in a pressure-sensitive adhesive pane of twenty stamps on February 28, 2003, in Biloxi, Mississippi. The stamp, designed and illustrated by Nanch Stahl of Long Island, New York, went on sale nationwide March 1, 2003.

The design of the 1-dollar Wisdom stamp conveys a modern interpretation of the ancient personification of Wisdom. In the sculptor's vision, wisdom is transmitted by sound and light, an allusion to the radio and television studios at 30 Rockefeller Plaza. The Wisdom stamp is part of the American Culture Series, which includes Auto Tail Fin, Juke Box, Diner, and Atlas.

Ashton-Potter (USA), Ltd., located in Williamsville, New York, printed the stamp in the offset process. One hundred million stamps were produced.

Reference:

Postal Bulletin (February 6, 2003).


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