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Madonna and Child

Christmas 2010

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue November 1, 2010
Year 2010
Quantity 8,400,000
Denomination
PERMANENTâ„¢ (P)
Perforation or Dimension Simulated perforation
Series Christmas 2010
Series Time Span 2010
Printer Lowe-Martin
Postal Administration Canada

Stamp Values/Prices (Beta Mode*)

Condition Name Avg Price
M-NH-VF Mint - Never Hinged - Very Fine
Mint - Never Hinged - Very Fine $1.50
U-VF Used - Very Fine
Used - Very Fine $0.25
* Notes about these prices:
  • They are currently in beta mode, meaning that they should not be relied upon yet as a source of truth and could change frequently. Please notify CPS if you come across values that do not make sense.
  • They are not based on catalogue values but on current dealer and auction listings. The reason for this is that catalogues tend to over-value stamps.
  • They are average prices and might not be fully accurate. The actual value of your stamp may be slightly above or below the listed value, depending on the overall condition of your stamp.

Hidden Date

The hidden date for this stamp can be found on the bottom-left corner of the sculpture.

Layouts

Booklet of 12 stamps

Quantity Produced - 700,000
Original Price: $6.84
Perforation: Simulated perforation
Dimension: 24.75 mm x 32.25 mm
Printing Process: Lithography in 7 colours plus varnish
Gum Type: Pressure sensitive
Tagging: General, 4 sides
Paper: Tullis Russell

OFDC

Quantity Produced - 17,000
Cancellation Location: Marystown, Newfoundland and Labrador
Original Price: $1.57
Perforation: Simulated perforation
Dimension: 24.75 mm x 32.25 mm
Printing Process: Lithography in 7 colours plus varnish
Gum Type: Pressure sensitive
Tagging: General, 4 sides
Paper: Tullis Russell

About Stamp

It’s an iconic image that is well-chronicled in the Western art canon—and this November, just in time for the holiday season, the Madonna and Child will grace a PERMANENT™ domestic rate commemorative stamp.

The first images of the Madonna and Child are found in the catacombs of Rome, and the tradition of Madonna art flourished in Europe during the Renaissance. Inspired by this tradition, Canadian artists have produced spectacular representations of this sacred scene, many of which have been featured on Christmas stamps—traditional paintings (2006), wood icons (1988), and stained glass (1997), to name a few.

This stamp features a sculpture created by Italian-Canadian sculptor Antonio Caruso, whose artworks are found in private collections, museums, cathedrals and churches in North America and Europe. “We featured some of Caruso’s miniature wood prototypes on our 2008 and 2009 Christmas stamps, and since his fascinating body of work extends well beyond that series, we wanted to showcase something else,” says Alain Leduc, Manager of Stamp Design and Production at Canada Post. “We were drawn to this particular 2-foot-tall sculpture of the Madonna and Child.”

Designer Joe Gault notes that Caruso’s spectacular sculptures are well-suited to stamp design. “It’s so much fun working with them because they’re three-dimensional, providing the opportunity for us to position them in a variety of orientations according to the mood we’re trying to create.” The sculpture featured on this stamp was photographed by Toronto-based photographer Steve Frost.

Creators

Design: Joseph Gault
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Reference

Details, Vol XIX No4, October to December 2010

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