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An Island Nativity - Malta Christmas 2014 Malta's set of Christmas stamps for  2014 shows the birth story of Jesus Christ. One stamp shows Mary and Joseph out in the cold under a star lit sky, some distance from a fire. Two more show Mary and Joseph with t
Theotoo · 1221 days ago

Santa's Here! With my white beard grown to a bushy 2.5 to 3 inches in length, a good number of our local young children are delighted to confirm that the real Father Christmas is to be found 3 or 4 days after Christmas, on holiday after all the exertions o
Theotoo · 1225 days ago

A Winter Wonderland. One of my cherished photographs is of my firstborn daughter standing with red hands beside our huge snowman complete with his hat, scarf and carrot nose. Over 30 years ago, I and my family were delighted with the story book of Raymond
Theotoo · 1227 days ago

Follow The Star. For me the best Christmas stamp issues tell something of the biblical story of Christmas. This is certainly true of Gibraltar's 2007 issue. There are the porcelain figures of Jesus, Mary and Joseph as well as the three Kings. Together with
Theotoo · 1234 days ago

Gibraltar's Porcelain Nativity My Christmas is never complete without some part of Church or Home, or preferably both, having a Nativity scene on display. This represents Jesus's birth in the stable at Bethlehem with figures representing the Holy Family, t
Theotoo · 1236 days ago

Children, Come to the Children's King New Zealand usually supplies the first Christmas stamps to fall through the letter box each year. 2014 was no exception with these colourful stamps and cheerful faces postmarked on 1st October. Christmas is the festiva
Theotoo · 1239 days ago

Royal Mail Slogan Postmarks Christmas 2013  The everyday dot matrix machine imprinted postmarks of Royal Mail are notoriously imperfect in normal usage. Sorting through my mail over  the past few weeks I have at last a couple of Christmas examples of suffi
Theotoo · 1588 days ago

Maximaphily. Maximaphily is a branch of philately involving stamped and cancelled postcards. Take a stamp, find a postcard that expands on the subject of the stamp and stick the stamp on the picture side of the card. Then get the stamp cancelled, if possib
Theotoo · 1597 days ago

Great Britain's Christmas Postmarks 2013 The Royal Mail's twice monthly British Postmark Bulletin gives details of planned special postmarks and first day of issue postmarks available from the Special Handstamp Centres. I sent Royal Mail's Christmas issue
Theotoo · 1598 days ago

The Christmas Tree. A Christmas Tree is frequently on display in homes and in the community during the Christmas period. Prince Albert, Queen Victoria's husband, is credited with importing the tradition from his native Germany into the United Kingdom. The
Theotoo · 1599 days ago
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