#1257 – 1964 5c Christmas Sprig of Conifer

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U.S. #1257
5¢ Christmas Conifer
 
Issue Date: November 9, 1964
City: Bethlehem, PA
Quantity: 351,940,000
Printed by: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Giori Press
Perforations:
11
Color: Black, green, and carmine
 
U.S. #1257, part of the third U.S. Christmas stamp issue, pictures Christmas conifer. The use of evergreens for trees and wreaths has long been a holiday tradition.
 
America’s First Se-Tenant
This third U.S. Christmas issue was unique in that it was the first time the Post Office had printed more than one stamp design on one sheet. Each block of four contains four different illustrations that were issued attached or “se-tenant.” This comes from the French term meaning, “to hold one another.” 
 
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U.S. #1257
5¢ Christmas Conifer
 
Issue Date: November 9, 1964
City: Bethlehem, PA
Quantity: 351,940,000
Printed by: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Giori Press
Perforations:
11
Color: Black, green, and carmine
 
U.S. #1257, part of the third U.S. Christmas stamp issue, pictures Christmas conifer. The use of evergreens for trees and wreaths has long been a holiday tradition.
 
America’s First Se-Tenant
This third U.S. Christmas issue was unique in that it was the first time the Post Office had printed more than one stamp design on one sheet. Each block of four contains four different illustrations that were issued attached or “se-tenant.” This comes from the French term meaning, “to hold one another.”