Iowa: Christmas.

(P-0194) U.S. #331 1908-09 Regular Issue Series 1¢ Franklin Postmarked Dec 16, 1909 in Iowa City.
(P-0194) Am alive and able to use as much bad language as ever. How are you and the rest of the bunch out that way (Solon). Now get a wiggle on you this trip or I’ll have to come and see you and you can guess what that means.
(P-0196) Christmas Greeting for back home, but just a bit late. U.S. #405  1912-14 1¢ Washington Postmarked January 4, 1923 in Iowa City, Iowa.
(P-0196) But because of his procrastination, I have a postmark (Jan 4) when my Mom, Dixie Lee Boyer, was only 3 days old (Born Jan 1, 1923 in Trenton, MO)!
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(C-0004) U.S. #1205  1962 4¢ Christmas: Wreathes and Candles First Day of Issue: November 1, 1962 City: Pittsburgh, PA  The very first Christmas stamp – 1962.
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(C-0163) U.S. #2244  22¢ Christmas: Madonna and Child  First Day of Issue: October 24, 1986 City: Washington, DC –  includes #1321 1966 5¢ Christmas, #1507 1973 8¢ Christmas,  #1579 1975 10¢ Christmas, #1768 1978 15¢ Christmas, #1842 1980 15¢ Christmas, #1939 1981 20¢ Christmas  1986 Christmas Stamps First Day Covers.  The very first Christmas stamp was issued in 1962. Since then, a variety of Holiday themes have been celebrated on US commemoratives. In 1986, a clever collector picked a few of his favorites and made a traditional cover (featuring Madonna and Child) and a contemporary cover.
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(C-0164) U.S. 2245  22c Christmas: Winter Village Scene  First Day of Issue: October 24, 1986 City: Snow Hill, MD – includes #1240 1963 5¢ Christmas, #1384 1969 6¢ Christmas, #1508 1973 8¢ Christmas, #1551 1974 10¢ Christmas, #1730 1977 13¢ Christmas.
(C-0256) U.S. #1768 1978 15¢ Christmas Madonna – Celebrating Pope John Paul II in IowaPostmarked October 4, 1979 in Des Moines.

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