#3126 – 1997 32c Merian Botanicals: Citron

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U.S. # 3126
1997 32¢ Citron
Merian Botanical Prints

Issue Date: March 3, 1997
City: Washington, D.C.
Quantity: 2,024,000,000
Printed By: Stamp Venturers
Printing Method: Photogravure
Perforations:
10.8 X10.3 (die cut)
Color: multicolored
 
This stamp pictures a botanical illustration by German artist Maria Sibylla Merian, who lived 1647-1717. It features a citron fruit with a moth in different stages of metamorphosis – the larva, pupa, and adult – and a beetle. The stamp is part of a book of 20 that also contained Merian’s Flowering Pineapple with Cockroaches. 
 
The stamps were issued during National Women’s History month. The subjects of the stamps are from a collection of hand-colored, engraved plates the artist created while studying in Surinam for two years. The National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C. now houses the 70 plates. 
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U.S. # 3126
1997 32¢ Citron
Merian Botanical Prints

Issue Date: March 3, 1997
City: Washington, D.C.
Quantity: 2,024,000,000
Printed By: Stamp Venturers
Printing Method: Photogravure
Perforations:
10.8 X10.3 (die cut)
Color: multicolored
 
This stamp pictures a botanical illustration by German artist Maria Sibylla Merian, who lived 1647-1717. It features a citron fruit with a moth in different stages of metamorphosis – the larva, pupa, and adult – and a beetle. The stamp is part of a book of 20 that also contained Merian’s Flowering Pineapple with Cockroaches. 
 
The stamps were issued during National Women’s History month. The subjects of the stamps are from a collection of hand-colored, engraved plates the artist created while studying in Surinam for two years. The National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C. now houses the 70 plates.