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    Vintage Circus Posters

    8 Stamp Designs

    In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, companies such as Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey used posters to let people know that the circus was coming to town.

    The U.S. Postal Service® is excited to celebrate the large, colorful pieces of art that showcased eye-catching imagery of stunts, performers, and animals.

    This sheet of 16 self-adhesive stamps features reproductions of eight vintage circus posters. Each stamp features one vintage circus poster. The sheet's verso text includes a brief discussion of the history and purpose of circus posters. The selvage features an image of a circus entrance shot by photographer Edward J. Kelty in 1937.

    These posters are now part of the Tibbals Digital Collection at the John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art.

    Art director Greg Breeding worked on the stamp sheet with designer Jennifer Arnold.

    The 2014 Vintage Circus Posters stamps are being issued as Forever® stamps. These Forever stamps will always be equal in value to the current First-Class Mail® one-ounce rate.

    Made in the USA.

    Issue Date: May 5, 2014

    SKUs featured on this page: 472104

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    Issue Date:
    May 05, 2014
    Art Director/Designer:
    Greg Breeding, Jennifer Arnold
    SKU:
    472104

    Availability: In Stock

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    USD $7.84 7.84