You will be thinking Christmas in October seeing this beautiful Florentine Madonna and Child Forever Stamp being issued today.
On this Tuesday, October 18th, the Forever Stamp First-Day-of-Issue Dedication Ceremony is scheduled for 12:00 PM Eastern. It will be at the Smithsonian National Postal Museum in Washington, D.C.
“Visualize Christmas with the glorious Madonna and Child painting gracing this holiday stamp, which unites people across history in a fond celebration of faith, hope, and love.
The original painting is located at the National Gallery of Art, Widener Collection.”
For the details on ordering the First-Day-of-Issue Postmark, First-Day Covers, and Philatelic Products click here.
I’m going to have to do some planning and figure out a road trip to go to one of these Postal Service First-Day-of-Issue events in 2017. Stay tuned!
Florentine Madonna and Child Forever Stamp Attribution & Thank you to the following who are referenced today
Image above upper left of stamp US Postal Service PB 22450 Stamp Announcement 16-40: Florentine Madonna and Child Stamp @PostalMuseum @USPSStamps #ChristmasStamps
Date change US Postal Service Postal Bulletin PB22451 09-29-2016 Correction: Florentine Madonna and Child Stamp “The Florentine Madonna and Child stamp will go on sale nationwide October 18, 2016.”
American Philatelic Society September 22, 2016. New Madonna and Child Stamp Oct. 18 @APS_stamps