Saturday, December 24, 2011

Winter in Maine - U.S. Christmas Stamp 1969

This is a maximum card with the 1969 U. S. Christmas stamp. This stamp reproduced a painting by an unknown artist from the collection of the New York State Historical Association, Winter Sunday in Norway, Maine. The original painting is 21" X 27, " and was painted about 1860-1870.

This 6¢ stamp was first placed on sale at Christmas, Florida, on November 3, 1969.

All of the U. S. nonreligious Christmas holiday celebration series postage stamps from 1962 to 2011 are shown here.

I am participating in Sunday Stamps at Viridian's Postcard Blog


  1. Looks like a perfect American Christmas. Just like the films.

  2. I really like that. It looks a little like Lowry in style.

  3. A very Merry Christmas to you and yours. Have a lovely time.

  4. Merry Christmas! Maximum cards definitely have an appeal.

  5. Oh, now I see what you mean! Christmas stamps do look great on maxicards. Maybe that's another idea for collection :)

    A very merry Christmas to you and yours, Postcardy. Have a meaningful one.

    Postcards Crossing

  6. Odd that it is considered non-religious, as there's a church standing there prominently.
    Go figure!!

  7. Maybe this design was chosen to combine the secular and religious. It was issued before the U.S. started having two Christmas stamps each year in 1970.


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