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Grandma Moses (Ann Mary Robertson Moses, 1860 - 1961) was honored on a 6¢ stamp of the American Folklore series issued on May 1, 1969. The stamp was issued in connection with Senior Citizens Month, honoring all older Americans. It reproduced a detail from one of her paintings, "July Fourth," a painting that had been donated to the White House. The scene includes a baseball game with spectators.
Grandma Moses started painting late in her life. She died at the age of 101 in 1961, having produced more than 1,000 paintings in the last 25 years of her life. Her early paintings sold for only a few dollars. The most she was paid in her lifetime was $1000 for a painting of the Eisenhower Farm (1956) to honor President Eisenhower. At the time the Grandma Moses stamp was issued, it was reported that collectors were paying as much as $10,000 for her paintings. In November 2006, her work Sugaring Off (1943), became her highest selling work at US $1.2 million.
This is a post for Sunday Stamps at Viridian's Postcard Blog