Retro 51 Tornado Ltd Ed Rollerball Pen, Hanukkah
Limited Edition of 718 Serially Numbered Pens
Hanukkah is a family-centered celebration that lasts eight nights. Families gather, play games, sing songs, share gifts and eat traditional holiday foods like latkes (fried potato pancakes). On each of the eight nights, families light a menorah (or hanukkiah) to represent the miracle of the Hanukkah story of the Maccabees. When the Maccabees entered a Temple in Jerusalem it was discovered that only enough consecrated oil remained to light the menorah for one day. Miraculously, when the Temple menorah was lit, it burned for eight days.
The stamp art features the design from an original wall-hanging. The fiber art was hand-dyed, appliquéd and quilted to form an abstract image of a hanukkiah." The stamp's art has been adapted into a printed design with multiple significant colors wrapping around the Tornado's stainless-steel barrel that is varnished with a gloss clear coat. Each pen is then complete with polished brass accents, a finial topped with additional flames and its serial number engraved of the 718 Limited-Edition. Let’s light the menorah and may this pen bring joy to all who use it this holiday season.
The USPS® Hanukkah stamp was designed by Jeanette Kuvin Oren with Ethel Kessler as the art director.
The blue and purple colors are used to represent the sky, the greens and browns represent the earth. The bright yellows and oranges represent the Festival of Lights, as Hanukkah is also known. Along the bottom of the stamp, the words Hanukkah, Forever and USA appear in white capital letters.
- Limited Edition of 718 pieces
- Printed USPS®Hanukkah stamp design
- Polished brass accents
- Top disc - Candle lights
- USPS - Retro51 Packaging Tube that doubles as a pen stand
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