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There are many lessons I have learned over the past year. Some the easy way, some the hard way and some just by pure luck. When I shipped my first order on Etsy, I hand wrote the address, went to t...

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The traditional Christmas stamp being offered by the USPS in 2011 is by one of the great masters of the Italian Renaissance, Raphael. The stamp features a detail from Raphael’s painting, Madonna of the Candelabra, showcasing the Madonna and Child. Just look how amazing [and beautiful!] this is … perfect for your Christmas cards. The best part is that it’s a Forever stamp so if you have some left over, you can still use them if postage prices increase.

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Pre- revolutionary Russian stamp- from the WW1 period- so about 1915. It says, "For the benefit of soldiers and their families"- i.e. you paid 11 kopeks (the price at the bottom) and got a 10 kopek stamp

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USPS New Liberty Bell Forever Self-Adhesive Stamps by Carl T. Herrman

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United States 1963 Christmas Stamp - this second United States Christmas stamp was based on an on-the-spot painting made by artist Lily Spandorf of President John F. Kennedy lighting the National Christmas tree. The National Christmas tree and the White House are depicted.

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