Christmas 2019 — Carols
02 November 2019
The set of stamps covers the postage values used in Gibraltar for postal operations throughout the Christmas period, and they feature popular Christmas carols that many generations have grown to love. The stamps have been designed by local graphics artist Mr Stephen Perera and have been printed on a high quality special easy peel self-adhesive paper to assist postal users during the busy Christmas period.
22p – Local Mail
40p – Mail to Spain
64p – Mail to UK
70p – Mail to EU
80p – Rest of the World
£3.00 – Registered Mail Fee
The word carol comes from the French word carole, meaning circle dance, or song of praise and joy. The singing of carols did not originate with Christianity, but with the pagan practice of celebrating the seasons. There are historical records from as early as 129 AD of songs written specifically for Christmas celebrations. These Christmas songs were primarily written in Latin, and were not called Carols, but hymns.
Design: Stephen Perera
Illustration / Photography: ingimage.com
Printer: Cartor Security Printers
Process: Offset Lithography
Colours: 4 colours
Stamp size: 33 x 28mm
Issue date: 2019-11-02
Stamp Values: 22p, 40p, 64p, 70p, 80p, £3
Happy New Year! Merry Christmas! Jolly Kalyady!
30 October 2019
A sheetlet was also issued. Sheetlet composition: 6 (2 sets) stamps. Size of the sheetlet: 110×107 mm. Print quantity: 12.000 sheetlets.
A special cancellation on FDC will be carried out at the post office No.1 of Minsk (shop “Philately”,16 Moskovskaya street) on the stamp issuing day.
Colour of the postmark — red.
Special postmark and FDC painted by V.Chaichuk, designed by Ya.Biadonik
3 maximum cards will be issued too. Artist: V.Chaichuk. Design: Ya.Biadonik.
These stamps and other products can be purchased from Belpost.
Mexican Christmas 2019
06 December 2019
Name: Mexican Christmas
Price: $ 22.00 Pesos $ 1.15 USD
Issue Date: 06/12/2019
Paper: Matte white couché, a rubberized face of 110 gms./m2
Designer: Vivek Luis Martínez Avín
Theme: Mexican Christmas, Education
Description: Mexican Christmas
These stamps and other products can be purchased from Servicio Postal Mexicano.