Arab Mother's Day - 1968

1968, 21 March

Printer: Format International Security Printers
Sheet Size: 2 x 5
Perf.: 11 and 13 1/2

For Arab Mother's Day another "art set" of paintings from museums and private collections was issued. It is unusual that none of the paintings portray an Arab female, nor any Arab family.

This set of four stamps was prepared and printed by Format Printers, as were all later "art sets", and is well designed and quite attractive. The stamps were printed with two different perforations. Those seen Canceled To Order with a date in the cancelation (9 March 1968), are perforated 11 and are on white paper. Those seen without the date are perforated 13 1/2 and the paper is slightly yellow in color. Additionaly, the cancelation date is twelve days before the release date of the stamps.

60d - Games in the Park by Federico Zandomeneghi (1841 - 1917)

1R - Madonna with Child by Roberto Ferruzzi (1853 - 1934)

1.25R - Mrs. Cockburn and Children - Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723 - 1792)

3R - Self Portrait with Daughter - Marie Anne Elizabeth Vigee-Lebrun (1755 - 1842)

13 May - Flowers

5 February - Butterflies

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