Sunday, 8 December 2013

Sunday stamps


According to wiki the USA first issued Xmas-themed stamps in 1962, I don't have that one, but I do have the above from 1963.  GB didn't issue Xmas-themed stamps until 1966.  

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10 comments:

  1. It looks a very large tree, I like how it dominates.

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  2. According to Wikipedia the first Dutch Christmas stamps, or December Stamps as they are named over here, were issued in 1987. In December the postage rates are temporarily lowered so one stamp suffices for sending a Christmas card. Of course nearly every year the rates are slightly increased to make it difficult to use old December Stamps (grrr).

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  3. Thanks for the information about first issues in the USA and the UK. I have the first ones from Britain. I'll bet you would like to get the USA from 1962 to go with the ones you've shown us.

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  4. I was looking at a website with all the U.S. Christmas stamps, and that was my favorite among the early designs.

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  5. I had to check to see when was our fist regularly issued Christmas stamp - apparently 1964. Unless you count the 1898 map stamp that says Xmas 1898 on it.

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  6. Lovely - the tree is imposing. Thank you for joining in this week.

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  7. so lovely! the simplicity of it makes it more beautiful.
    Willa @ Postage Journal

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  8. I am a bit surprised the Christmas stamps were not around longer. I had no idea. I just assumed they had been around forever.

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  9. Wow, one of the very first xmas stamps! So nice to see, thank you for sharing!

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  10. You made me check when Spain issued the first Christmas stamps (1955, it seems). I like the early Christmas stamps more than most 2013 stamps I've seen!
    but still: Christmas is a good theme for stamps, and a good time to send letters.

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