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Carex albolutescens Schwein.

NMNH - Botany Dept.

Wercklea lutea

NMNH - Botany Dept.

Scirpus cyperinus var. pelius

NMNH - Botany Dept.

Cophoscincopus durus

NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Herpetology Division

Ancistrophyllum secondiflorum

NMNH - Botany Dept.

Vanilla pompona

Smithsonian Gardens

Delphinus delphis (Linnaeus, 1758)

NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Mammals Division

Inbioxa

NMNH - Entomology Dept.

Anacystis marina

NMNH - Botany Dept.
Cultured, University of Illinois

7c Washington single line watermark left plate block of six

National Postal Museum
Block of 6 stamps; plate number 7718

Confederate flag-of-truce cover

National Postal Museum
This envelope is from one of the Hincks brothers to his sister Lucile. The November 11, 1864, letter was censored and sent out to be exchanged locally between Charleston and Hilton Head. It entered the regular U.S. mail at Old Point Comfort on November 24th. The 1861 3-cent stamp carried it to occupied New Orleans.

20 lire Sheltering the Homeless single

National Postal Museum
On November 8, 1960, Vatican City released its 10-value set to publicize the Seven Corporal Works of Mercy.

The stamps, designed by Grassellini, depict details from a frieze in the Ospedale del Ceppo in Pistoia, Italy. The frieze, created in terracotta by Giovanni della Robbia, represents the Seven Corporal Works of Mercy.

The 20-lire stamp depicts sheltering the homeless. The right center of the frieze appears on the stamp, and Dominicans are seen washing the feet of a traveler, whose head shows a halo -- evidently Christ in disguise. Not seen are five travelers at the left and a figure at an open door at the right, inviting the travelers to enter.

The stamps were printed at the Italian State Printing Office, Rome, by the photogravure method from plates containing forty subjects per pane (5 x 8) arranged in horizontal format.

Reference:

Vatican Notes 10, no. 6 (May-June 1962): 5, 6.

Vatican Notes 9, no. 3 (November-December 1960): 1.

130 lire Raising of Lazarus single

National Postal Museum
On December 9, 1977, the Vatican Postal Administration issued a series of six stamps depicting partial scenes from sculptures on Christian sarcophagi from 250-350 AD that are preserved in the Vatican Lateran Museums.

The 130-lire value depicts Christ raising Lazarus from the dead and the Miracle of the Multiplication of the Bread on a sarcophagus from the Catacombs of St. Callixtus.

The left portion of each stamp reproduces the sculptures in pale yellow and brown colors. The right side shows the value of the stamp and "POSTE VATICANE" inscribed horizontally in brown on a background of 'S' shaped flutings, a symbol of pagan origin adapted by early Christians to decorate sarcophagi. The lower margin of each stamp is inscribed "M. VATICANI DA SARCOFAGHI PALEOCHRISTIANI" (Vatican Museums - from Paleochristian Sarcophagi).

The stamp designs, prepared by Tullio Mele, are horizontal in format and measure 52 x 31 mm with a 13 3/4 x 13 1/2 perforation. A total of 1,150,000 complete sets were printed and distributed in sheets of twenty stamps. Printing was done in rotary photogravure on white glossy paper by the State Polygraphic Institute, Rome.

Reference:

Lopreiato, Joseph. "Paleochristian Sarcophagi." Vatican Notes 26, no.5-6 (May-June 1978): 3-5.

Forever Go Green single

National Postal Museum

Shell Pick

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

Polished Stone Hatchet.

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

Bombus (Bombus) affinis Cresson

NMNH - Entomology Dept.

Carmenta mimuli (Hy. Edwards)

NMNH - Entomology Dept.

Bombus (Pyrobombus) impatiens Cresson, 1863

NMNH - Entomology Dept.
Bombus impatiens Cresson Det. by S. Czarnik 09'

Flowers of Monarda punctata
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