25¢ Madonna and Child
Issue Date: October 19, 1989
City: Washington, DC
Printed By: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Lithographed and engraved
Perforations: 11 ½
The traditional Christmas stamp pictures the Madonna and Child detail of Ludovico Caraccis painting, "The Dream of St. Catherine of Alexandria." A new feature for 1989 was a booklet of 20 Christmas traditional stamps, in addition to the sheet stamps, which could be conveniently dispensed in vending machines.