Chriastina's World
Painting by Andrew Wyeth

Years ago, each Christmas, my daughters and I visited the Brandywine River Museum of Art in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania to breathe in the serene, austere and haunting images of Andrew Wyeth’s often symbolic and emotional art. And before leaving the noted museum we always wandered upstairs to see the vintage Victorian porcelain faced dolls on display. My mother had one of those dolls.

Wyeth would have been 100 years old today and to commemorate his lifetime of defying traditional art norms, the U.S. Postal Service announced a Forever stamp collection of several of his paintings, including the iconic “Christina’s World.”

To share with others, #WyethStamps and #MyBrandywine.

And for the next 60 days you have an opportunity to get a first day of issue postmark by mail. The service is free for up to 50 stamps. To do this, put stamps on envelopes and address to self or others, place in a larger envelope addressed to:

FDOI – Andrew Wyeth Stamps

USPS Stamp Fulfillment Services

8300 NE Underground Drive, Suite 300

Kansas City, MO 64144-9900


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