Fruits and Vegetables Forever 1st Class Postage Stamp
Purchase as a full sheet of twenty stamps.
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- now out of print by the USPS -
Forever Stamps can be used to mail a one-ounce letter regardless of when the stamps are purchased or used and no matter how prices may change in the future.
The artist was inspired by historical still-life traditions. He used the same classical method that artists have worked with for hundreds of years. After sketching his subject, he transferred the drawing to canvas mounted on hardboard. Working in oil, he underpainted in burnt umber and then added color, slowly building up to the desired opacity and intensity.
The models for the paintings were real fruits and vegetables; because fresh produce has a relatively short shelf life, he also took photos of his still-life compositions to finish his work. Each stamp features a collection of one kind of fruit or vegetable: red and black plums, heirloom and cherry tomatoes, carrots, lemons, blueberries, red and green grapes, lettuces, strawberries, eggplants, and figs.
Art director Derry Noyes designed the stamps with existing art by Robert Papp.
The Fruits & Vegetables stamp is being issued as First-Class Mail® Forever® stamp in booklets of 20. This Forever stamp will always be equal in value to the current First-Class Mail® one-ounce price.
Made in the USA.
Postage stamps are not eligible for discounts through sales or coupon codes.
Very good, I do alot of letter writing, so having stamps is necessary for me. Thanks.