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Christmas is celebrated annually on the postage stamps of the United States.  The Collectible Stamps Gallery strives to maintain a complete inventory of all issued U.S. Christmas stamps, from the first issue (1962) to the most recent.

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United States 1970 Traditional Christmas issue Type 2 variety
Item ID: CH26

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This mint 1970 Christmas stamp was issued on November 5 and features "The Nativity" by Lorenzo Lotto (1480-1556). This painting is located in the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. This stamp is the Type 2 variety of this issue; the print is a bit sharper than the Type 1 variety and there is no "snowflaking" in the sky area of the image. Additionally, unlike the Type 1 variety, the Type 2 has gum break ridges (intended to prevent stamp curling). Scott Cat.# 1414d
Price: $0.40
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United States, 1970 Traditional Christmas Stamp Precanceled Type 1
Item ID: CH27a

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This precanceled (two black lines) mint 1970 Christmas stamp was issued on November 5 and features "The Nativity" by Lorenzo Lotto (1480-1556). This painting is located in the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. The precanceled stamps were available to the public in 68 cities as an experimental program to ease workload (they would not need to be additionally canceled) during the busy holiday season. This stamp is the Type 1 variety of this issue: grainier print than the Type 2, without gum break ridges, and grayish black precancel lines. Scott Cat.# 1414a
Price: $0.40
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United States, 1970 Traditional Christmas Stamp PCL Type 1 Block of 4
Item ID: CH27b

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This precanceled (printed black lines across stamps) block of four mint Christmas stamps was issued on November 5, 1970, and features "The Nativity" by Lorenzo Lotto (1480-1556). This painting is located in the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. The precanceled stamps were available to the public in 68 cities as an experimental program to ease workload (they would not need to be additionally cancelled) during the busy holiday season. This stamp is the Type 1 variety of this issue: grainier print than the Type 2, without gum break ridges, and grayish black precancel lines. Scott Cat.# 1414a
Price: $1.45
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United States, 1970 Traditional Christmas Stamp Precanceled Type 2
Item ID: CH27

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This precanceled (two black lines) mint 1970 Christmas stamp was issued on November 5 and features "The Nativity" by Lorenzo Lotto (1480-1556). This painting is located in the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. The precanceled stamps were available to the public in 68 cities as an experimental program to ease workload (they would not need to be additionally canceled) during the busy holiday season. This stamp is the Type 2 variety of this issue: sharper print than the Type 1 and with gum break ridges and intense black precancel lines. Scott Cat.# 1414e
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United States, 1970 Contemporary Christmas Issue Block of 4 Stamps
Item ID: CH28

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This 1970 set of four mint Christmas stamps was issued November 5 and consists of four different designs: antique toy locomotive, toy wheeled horse, mechanical tricycle toy, and a doll carriage toy. Scott Cat.# 1415-1418
Price: $2.25
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United States, 1970 Contemporary Christmas StampsPrecanceled Block of 4
Item ID: CH29

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Identical to the general 1970 contemporary Christmas stamps except that this mint set of four stamps was precanceled for use on bulk mailings. The precanceled stamps were furnished to 68 cities and are more scarce than the non-precanceled stamps. The issuance of precanceled stamps to the general public was an experimental program aimed at reducing workload (they would not need to be additionally canceled) during the busy holiday season. Scott Cat.# 1415a-1418a
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United States, 1971 Traditional Christmas Stamp
Item ID: CH30

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The 1971 traditional Christmas stamp features a painting by Giorgione, titled "Adoration of the Shepherds." The painting is in the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. The first day of issue for this mint stamp was November 10, 1971. Scott Cat.# 1444
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United States, 1971 Contemporary Christmas Stamp
Item ID: CH31

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The contemporary Christmas stamp for 1971 was designed by Jamie Wyeth and has a "Partridge in a Pear Tree" theme. The first day of issue was November 10, 1971. Scott Cat.# 1445
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United States, 1972 Traditional Christmas Stamp
Item ID: CH32

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Issued on November 9, 1972, this mint traditional Christmas stamp was designed by Bradbury Thompson using detail (Angels) from a painting ("Mary, Queen of Heaven") by the Master of the St. Lucy Legend. The painting is in the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Scott Cat.# 1471
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United States, 1972 Contemporary Christmas Stamp
Item ID: CH33

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Issued on November 9, 1972, this mint contemporary Christmas stamp was designed by Stevan Dohanos and features Santa Claus with gifts and the text, 'Twas the Night before Christmas. Scott Cat.# 1472
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United States, 1973 Traditional Christmas Stamp
Item ID: CH34

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This 1973 traditional Christmas mint stamp features Madonna and Child ("Small Cowper Madonna"); the design is based on a painting by Raphael that is held in the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. The first day of issue was November 7, 1973. Scott Cat.# 1507
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United States, 1973 Contemporary Christmas Stamp
Item ID: CH35

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The 1973 contemporary Christmas stamp was designed by Dolli Tingle and features a Christmas tree with ornaments in needlepoint. This mint stamp was first issued on November 7, 1973. Scott Cat.# 1508
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