2011 USPS holiday stamps, “Holiday Baubles”

These are the stamps we used to mail our holiday cards in 2011. The United States Postal Service’s website provides some background information on them:

“William J. Gicker art directed these stamps using illustrations by Linda Fountain [of Hilton Head, South Carolina]. Drawing on styles popular during the 1950s, she first sketched the ornaments then rendered them using cut paper. These renderings were scanned and turned into digital files. The actual objects are slightly larger than a sheet of typing paper.”

These stamps were first issued at New York, NY 10199 on 13 October 2011. Over 1 billion of these stamps were printed! That’s a lot of cards!

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