These 4-cent US postage stamps honoring the nursing profession were first placed on sale at Washington, D.C., on December 28, 1961.
The Nursing stamp is 0.84 by 1.44 inches, arranged vertically. Featured in the design is a young woman lighting the traditional candle, symbolizing her dedication to the profession. 'The striped blouse and background are blue; the candles, flame and denomination are orange, her hair is black, and the frame and outline of the denomination are green. This combination of colors required two passes through the Giori Press, resulting in two plate numbers on each plate block.
Printed By: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Format: Plate block of four stamps
Condition: Mint never hinged.
Stock photo; plate numbers and/or position may vary.
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