December 31, 1999 Sunset Recorded Between Ouray and Silverton, Colorado
This stamp art presentation depicts a spectacular sunset - the very last sunset of the 20th Century - photographed between Ouray, Colorado and Silverton, Colorado by photographic artist, W. C. "Bill" Porter, on New Year's Eve, 1999. Said Porter about the image and stamps, "My wife, Kathy, insisted that we go out that evening in search of the 'right spot' for a sunset photo. As we were both convinced that the Twentieth Century would not go out in an un-memorable way."
Porter went on to say, "The image wasn't used for anything until May of 2002, when I was prompted by the release of the USPS' American States Greeting stamps, to create our own greetings stamps for The Olathe Poste. The 'Greetings from Colorado' faux postage stamp came into being then, and the photograph of that sunset was just too beautiful not to remembered in a grander way."
This piece includes a full sheet of the Greetings from Colorado faux postage stamps, printed and perforated by The Olathe Poste, plus a 5" x 7" digitally reproduced print of The Last Sunset and, brushed silver art nameplate inset into the mattes. Double matting is in Blue Parchment over Jet Black with a 3/16" foam-core backing and will fit any standard 16" x 20" frame. Each peice is signed and numbered by the artist and further authenticated on the reverse side.
Special care is taken in protecting these stamp art presentations of the Last Sunset of the Twentieth Century. They are shrink wrapped in crystal clear, archivally safe art wrap to protect against dust. Further protection to corners is supplied by bubble-wrap and enclosed in a stiff, flat mailer. Your collection of fine stamp art is equally important to us when it comes to protecting your investment.
This is a Limited Edition of 50 of The Last Sunset of the 20th Century!
Optional: This stamp art presentation of Last Sunset of the 20th Century, can also be ordered pre-framed by our custom frame shop. The frame offered is a metal (aluminum) sectional frame in a gloss black finish. Your framed piece of art is glazed with single strength conservation glass, and wire hanger is preinstalled. Additional charges for shipping caused by the weight of the frame, glass, and container will be adjusted on your final invoice. Please allow 7-10 days additional time prior to shipping for framed orders. International orders are always welcome.