#4722-25 – 2013 46c Kaleidoscope Flower

Condition
Price
Qty
- Mint Stamp(s)
Ships in 1 business day. i$7.50FREE with 1,530 points!
$7.50
- Used Stamp(s)
Ships in 1 business day. i$1.50
$1.50
Mounts - Click Here
Condition
Price
Qty
- MM639 25 Horizontal Strip Mounts, Black, Split-back, 215 x 35 millimeters (8-7/16 x 1-3/8 inches)
Ships in 1 business day. i
$7.50
$7.50

U.S. # 4722-25
2013 46¢ Kaleidoscope Flowers
Set of 4

Finding new ways to share scientific discoveries with the public took the form of philosophical toys in the early 1800s. Among these popular devices was the kaleidoscope, invented in 1816 by Sir David Brewster of Scotland.  Brewster’s device consisted of a tube containing mirrors connected at an angle with colored glass in front. As the viewer rotated the tube, the glass pieces moved, creating ever-changing images.
 
Over the years, other scientists and artists began to improve on Brewster’s design. They experimented with different numbers of mirrors connected at various angles, using a variety of materials to be reflected.   These included beads, flowers, pebbles, and more.  Other types of kaleidoscopes use liquids of varying densities or revolving discs to form their images. Still others create designs from the viewer’s surroundings.

While most kaleidoscopes are hand-held, others are the size of an entire room or larger. Some of these larger kaleidoscopes allow the viewer to be part of the image, while others form images up to 118 feet wide, creating an interactive spectacle.  Today, kaleidoscopes can be fun children’s toys or expensive collectibles worth thousands of dollars. Yet they are also used as Brewster intended, as inspiration for designers of rugs, stained glass, and more.

Art director Antonio Alcalá designed the stamps using the art of graphic artists Petra and Nicole Kapitza. Each stamp pictures the same flower shape with different colors, creating the illusion that the patterns recede or move forward.

Value: 46¢ first class letter rate
Issued:  January 14, 2013
First Day City:  Kansas City, MO
Type of Stamp: Definitive
Printed by: Banknote Corporation of America for Sennett Security Products
Method: Offset printing in coils of 3,000 and 10,000
Perforation: Serpentine Die Cut 11
Self-Adhesive
Quantity Printed: 170,000,000 stamps

The Kaleidoscope Flower stamps continue the U.S.P.S. tradition of picturing beautiful flowers on postage.  These stamps were issued in large coils for use by businesses that send large amounts of first-class letters.

Read More - Click Here


  • 450 Black Mounts, Split-back, containing one pack each of MM501 through MM509 450 Archival-Quality Mystic Mounts

    Mystic mounts are the best way to keep your stamps safe and looking great for years to come.  Stamps are held securely in place against a black background – making the colors "pop" and adding definition to perforations.  With this mount package you'll get 50 split-back mounts of each size collectors most commonly use.

    $29.50
    BUY NOW
  • 2018 50¢ The Art of Magic souvenir sheet Get The 2018 ‘Art Of Magic’ Souvenir Sheet with Special Animation Effect

    Own a mint souvenir sheet of three Art of Magic stamps featuring a white rabbit seeming to appear and disappear out of a black top hat.  The special animation effect was created using lenticular printing and makes this souvenir sheet a fun addition to your collection.  Get yours now.

    $3.95- $6.95
    BUY NOW
  • US Stamp Starter Kit Give Your Grandchildren the Gift of Stamp Collecting

    This is a great album to start with because it pictures U.S. stamps that are easy to find and buy.  As a bonus, we’ll include 100 used U.S. stamps, 1,000 hinges for attaching stamps in their album, and Mystic’s Guide to Stamp Collecting – all for FREE.  It’s a terrific value.

    $14.95
    BUY NOW

U.S. # 4722-25
2013 46¢ Kaleidoscope Flowers
Set of 4

Finding new ways to share scientific discoveries with the public took the form of philosophical toys in the early 1800s. Among these popular devices was the kaleidoscope, invented in 1816 by Sir David Brewster of Scotland.  Brewster’s device consisted of a tube containing mirrors connected at an angle with colored glass in front. As the viewer rotated the tube, the glass pieces moved, creating ever-changing images.
 
Over the years, other scientists and artists began to improve on Brewster’s design. They experimented with different numbers of mirrors connected at various angles, using a variety of materials to be reflected.   These included beads, flowers, pebbles, and more.  Other types of kaleidoscopes use liquids of varying densities or revolving discs to form their images. Still others create designs from the viewer’s surroundings.

While most kaleidoscopes are hand-held, others are the size of an entire room or larger. Some of these larger kaleidoscopes allow the viewer to be part of the image, while others form images up to 118 feet wide, creating an interactive spectacle.  Today, kaleidoscopes can be fun children’s toys or expensive collectibles worth thousands of dollars. Yet they are also used as Brewster intended, as inspiration for designers of rugs, stained glass, and more.

Art director Antonio Alcalá designed the stamps using the art of graphic artists Petra and Nicole Kapitza. Each stamp pictures the same flower shape with different colors, creating the illusion that the patterns recede or move forward.

Value: 46¢ first class letter rate
Issued:  January 14, 2013
First Day City:  Kansas City, MO
Type of Stamp: Definitive
Printed by: Banknote Corporation of America for Sennett Security Products
Method: Offset printing in coils of 3,000 and 10,000
Perforation: Serpentine Die Cut 11
Self-Adhesive
Quantity Printed: 170,000,000 stamps

The Kaleidoscope Flower stamps continue the U.S.P.S. tradition of picturing beautiful flowers on postage.  These stamps were issued in large coils for use by businesses that send large amounts of first-class letters.