I have taken up a new hobby, Stamp collecting. I like the older commemorative stamps of the
. Since these stamps commemorate some event in history I figured that it must have been something of historical significance. I got some of these commemorative stamps which were very inexpensive and started looking up the history of each stamp on-line. My first stamp was Whistler's Mother. We all remember the famous painting. But there is a story behind the painting which I was not aware of until I started to research it. I got the description below from the internet but I don't remember the site so regrettably I am not able to give credit. United States
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Over the decades, the painting became very well known and by the time the postage stamp was issued, it was considered one of
Can you spot the differences mentioned above between the stamp and the original painting? The picture on the wall that is obscured somewhat and the flowers that were added?
I thought that the story was interesting and I learned a lot of new facts that I hadn't known before. I am enjoying this inexpensive hobby. Is the stamp above mine? No, that is an unused new stamp. My stamp below is a used stamp with the unsightly cancellation marks on it. Used stamps are a lot cheaper than the unused stamps.
Have a great day and live your life to the fullest. Lew