This Christmas Forever stamp features a detail of Madonna and Child, a 15th-century tempera-on-panel painting.
Clad with a white veil over her head and a red garment trimmed in gold and partially covered with a gold-trimmed blue cloak, a haloed Virgin Mary gazes downward and to the right, looking at a blond, haloed Christ Child while placing her right hand on his shoulder. Behind both figures is a hedge of pink and white roses, with blue sky visible through their thorny, leafy stalks.
Dated to circa 1470, the painting is in the Widener Collection at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. Its anonymous artist is known only as a Follower of Fra Filippo Lippi and Pesellino. The art director for this stamp was William J. Gicker.
The Florentine Madonna and Child stamp is a Forever stamp that can last a lifetime. Forever stamps are always equal in value to the current First-Class Mail one-ounce price.
Real Postage Stamps: These are real postage stamps that can mail letters, envelopes, and others. They can cover the international rates the first time. USPS serves any country with a one-ounce letter. One stamp is one ounce.
Forever Postage Stamps: These are valid USPS forever postage stamps that can be used anytime. You can send mail no more than 1 ounce by USPS.
Save Your Time and Money: No need to waste your time and money on the way to the post office for stamps! Our postage stamps are very convenient and also at a nice price!
Easy to Use: With self-adhesive, convenient to use. Not only great for postcards, letters, mailing envelopes, or collecting but also suitable for collectibles, birthdays, weddings, parties, celebrations, and so on.
Manufacturing Process: Offset
Adhesive Type: Pressure-sensitive
Stamp Orientation: Vertical
Paper Type: Phosphor Tagged Paper, Block Tag
How much is a forever stamp worth in 2023?
Since July 9, 2023, it has increased to 66 cents to send a one-ounce letter with a Forever stamp instead of 63 cents. This information was announced by the United States Postal Service and approved by the Postal Regulatory Commission. Therefore, if you purchase Forever stamps in 2023, each stamp will be worth 66 cents and can be used for sending a standard-sized letter within the United States, regardless of any future price changes.