Our Lady of Guápulo

Our Lady of Guápulo

Forever 55¢

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Issue Date: 10/20/2020

This Christmas stamp issued by the U.S. Postal Service features a detail of Our Lady of Guápulo, an 18th-century oil painting.

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  • This Christmas stamp issued by the U.S. Postal Service features a detail of Our Lady of Guápulo, an 18th-century oil painting.

    Enrobed in a pyramidal gown speckled with jewels and holding a scepter woven with roses and leaves, a crowned Virgin Mary looks down at a similarly adorned Christ Child in her left arm. A red rosary ropes across the center of her dress and down to her right.

    Painted by an unknown artist in Cuzco, Peru, Our Lady of Guápulo is from the collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Art director Greg Breeding designed the stamp.

    The Our Lady of Guápulo stamp is being issued as a Forever® stamp. This Forever stamp is always equal in value to the current First-Class Mail® one-ounce price.

    Made in the USA.

    SKUs featured on this page: 682904

  • Issue:Our Lady of Guápulo Stamp
    Item Number:682900
    Denomination &First-Class Mail Forever
    Type of Issue:
    Format:Double-Sided Booklet of 20 (1 design)
    Series:N/A
    Issue Date & City:October 20, 2020, New York, NY 10199
    Art Director:Greg Breeding, Charlottesville, VA
    Designer:Greg Breeding, Charlotesville, VA
    Existing Art:Unknown, 18th c, Cuzco, Peru
    Modeler:Sandra Lane/Michelle Finn
    Manufacturing Process:Offset, Microprint
    Printer:Banknote Corporation of America
    Press Type:Alprinta 74
    Stamps per Booklet:20
    Print Quantity:200,000,000 stamps
    Paper Type:Phosphor Tagged Paper, Block Tag
    Adhesive Type:Pressure-sensitive
    Stamp Orientation:Vertical
    Image Area (w x h):0.77 x 1.05 in./19.558 x 26.67 mm
    Stamp Size (w x h):0.91 x 1.19 in./23.114 x 30.226 mm
    Full Booklet Size (w x h):5.743 x 2.375 in./145.872 x 60.325 mm
    Colors:Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black, Pantone 8003
    Plate Size:800 stamps per revolution
    Plate Number:“B” followed by five (5) single digits
    Marginal Markings:Header: CHRISTMAS Our Lady of Guápulo • Twenty First-Class Forever Stamps • USPS logo • Barcode • Plate number in peel strip area • ©2020 USPS in peel strip area • Promotional text in peel strip area

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