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Insects and Spiders: Black Widow
Digital facsimile

Artist: Steve Buchanan
Art director: Carl T. Herrman
Fist day of issue: October 1, 1999


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Steve Buchanan makes ample use of his microscope before he illustrates the detailed world of plants and animals. The black widow specimen he examined was less than half an inch wide, making this one of the few occasions when the image on a printed stamp is literally larger than life.
 
   

 

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