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4c Winslow Homer stamp

1962-12-15

Smithsonian's National Postal Museum

Smithsonian's National Postal Museum

This 4-cent stamp honoring artist Winslow Homer was first placed on sale at the Gloucester, Massachusetts, post office, on December 15, 1962. Designed by Victor S. McCloskey, Jr., the stamp features a reproduction of Homer's well-known painting "Breezing Up."

The stamp was printed on the Giori press and issued in panes of fifty stamps each. An initial printing of 120 million stamps was authorized.

Reference: Postal Bulletin (November 29, 1962)

Scott Catalogue USA: 1207
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Museum ID: 1980.2493.13287

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