FRAMED SET OF HISTORICAL STAMPS WITH ARTIST'S SIGNATURE

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Nicely framed pair of postage stamps signed by the husband and wife artists who designed them.

First is a 20 cent stamp honoring Dr. Mary Walker, Civil War surgeon and holder of the Congressional Medal of Honor. Stamp is full color and in good condition. Just beneath it is the signature of Glenora Case Richards.

Second is a 15 cent stamp in honor of White Pine trees. Again, the stamp is full color and in good condition. Beneath it is the signature of Walter DuBois Richards.

Stamps are double mated and the modern fame meas. approx. 7.00 x 9.75 inches.

An online biography of the couple reads:

“Glenora Case was born in 1909 in New London, Ohio. She attended high school in Litchfield, Ohio, where she played the violin. She studied art at the Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA) in the 1920s and met her future husband, Walter DuBois Richards there. The couple married and moved to New York City.

In 1941, the family moved to New Canaan, Connecticut, where they lived until just before her death in 2009. The couple had two sons.

Walter Richards died in 2006 and Glenora Richards died in 2009 at a nursing home in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. She continued to paint and upon her death, she was the last surviving member of the American Society of Miniature Painters.

Richards painted miniature portraits and designed postage stamps. In 1953, she was awarded the medal of honor by the National Association of Women Artists. Her miniature portrait of the prize-winning poet Edna St. Vincent Millay was the basis for a U.S. postage stamp, issued in 1981. She also designed a postage stamp to commemorate Dr. Mary Edwards Walker, a U.S. Army surgeon who was the first woman to be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.”   [ad] [ph:m]

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