Domino – 40 Oxygen
This is another stamp I did to commemorate my 40th birthday. I was born 6 weeks premature — thus the Express Stamp sticker. And I made up a cancellation for the event — I was born in Spokane, Washington on 10-30-50. The address refers to the fact that I needed supplemental oxygen to breathe the first few days and was in an oxygen tent. In the 1950s this resulted in damage called retrolental fibroplasia and caused blindness in babies. I escaped that but the irony is that my dad had a hereditary disease ( choroideremia ) which left him blind in his 50s. I can’t imagine not being able to see — it gives me so much pleasure — especially colors. The perforations were made with a pounce wheel and are a bit ragged — best I could do in those days.
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