Christmas – Antique Toys

Complete set of 4 special postage stamps on the Antique Toys :

1415 Tin and Cast-iron Locomotive [United States Stamp 1970]1416 Toy Horse on Wheels [United States Stamp 1970]1417 Mechanical Tricycle [United States Stamp 1970]1418 Doll Carriage [United States Stamp 1970]Issued by United States of America

Issued on Nov 5, 1970

Issued for : These 6-cent Christmas stamps will be first placed on sale November 5, 1970 at Washington, D.C., in non-precanceled and precanceled forms.

Design : Each pictures a toy of yesterday. These 19th century bits of Americana are becoming prize collectors’ items and museum pieces. The four stamps, printed on the same sheet, were designed by Stevan Dohanos, of Westport, Connecticut, Chairman of the Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee.

The locomotive was adopted from artwork by Charles Hemming in the Index of American Design, a collection of the National Gallery of Art. The others are from The Golden Age of Toys, by Fondin and Remise. Red, yellow, blue and black are combined to produce the stamps.

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

Denomination : 6 cents each

Technical Details : They were printed by gravure at Guilford Gravure, Inc., Guilford, Connecticut, which was leased by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, and was manned by Bureau personnel.

An additional 6-cent Christmas stamp reproduces The Nativity“, by Lorenzo Lotto, 16th Century Italian artist. It will also be issued November 5 in Washington, D.C.

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