2018 USPS Madonna and Child by Bachiacca Forever stamp

Over at the USPS Postal News today it recaps the first day of issue for the 2018 USPS Madonna and Child by Bachiacca Forever stamp, the dedication ceremony was held earlier today.

“… Today, we dedicate a Christmas stamp that features one of the most revered images in the world, Madonna embracing her infant son, Jesus,” said U.S. Postal Service Customer Experience Vice President Kelly Sigmon…”

As of writing today’s post, I’m not seeing a video of it posted at the YouTube USPS TV channel. On Twitter @USPS it was sharing the dedication ceremony was on USPS Facebook live which I’ve included a clickable image linking to the 26 minutes video.

This is a clickable image linking over to USPS Facebook Live posting from the First Day of Issue Ceremony.

2018 USPS Madonna and Child by Bachiacca Forever stamp

“This Christmas stamp features a detail of Madonna and Child, an oil-and-gold-on-panel painting by Italian Renaissance artist Francesco d’Ubertino Verdi (1494–1557), known as Bachiacca… “

For ordering the First-Day-of-Issue Postmark, “Customers have 120 days to obtain the first-day-of-issue postmark by mail”. For details on ordering, and for ordering First-Day Covers, click here.

If you are not wanting to drive over to your local Post Office, it is also available beginning today for ordering online at the USPS.com website in a double-sided booklet of 20 stamps for $10.00. The Forever First-Class Mail rate is fifty cents each stamp.

I’m really looking forward to ordering and using these #ChristmasStamps this year with my Christmas cards!

Anchors Aweigh,  




Attribution & Thank you to the following who I am referencing today

Delivering Christmas Wishes with Madonna and Child by Bachiacca, Famed Italian Painter’s Artwork Adorns Holiday Stamp, USPS Postal News October 03, 2018

Image USPS, USPS Facebook

Twitter @USPS 11:30 AM – 3 Oct 2018

USPS Stamp Announcement 18-31: “Madonna and Child” by Bachiacca Stamp, 8-30-2018



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