Works from the National Gallery of Art

Christmas Stamp First-Day Covers

Printers and stamp collectors often create special envelopes, or covers, to celebrate the release of a stamp.

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Above, this 1988 cacheted cover reproduces the image on the traditional Christmas stamp. It was canceled on the first day of issue.
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Cacheted first-day cover by ArtCraft. Though the illustration reproduces the image on the stamp, a scene of the Three Kings is also depicted.