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2005 Christmas Grand Finale
Australia Christmas 2005 Stamp Issue

Guernsey Christmas 2005 Stamp Issue

USA Christmas 2005 Stamp Issue

It's that time again when postal services around the world issue their new Christmas Stamps. This year because there are so many Christmas Stamps Issues, we decided to cover three different countries a week in our newsletter until Christmas. Each country Christmas stamps and specification are listed below.

Australia issued a new set of two stamps named "Christmas 2005" on the 1st of November 2005. Designed by Jo Mure and Ursula Betka these stamps depict an Adoring Angel ($1.00), and Madonna and Child (45c). The size of each stamp is 37.5mm x 26mm with a perforation size of 14.6 x 13.86 They were printed by SEP Sprint using the Lithography printing process with Tullis Russell gummed paper. The Christmas 2005 stamps can be purchase in many different formats. Some of the formats include Set of 2, Sheetlet of 5, Cheque book (20 sheetlets of five), Stamp pack, booklet, FDC and more. Go to the Australian post for more information.

Guernsey issued a new set of 10 stamps named "The Color of Christmas" on the 27th October 2005. Designed by Karl Taylor these stamps depict 10 different Stain Glass Windows from Guernsey and Alderney parish churches. The size of each stamp is 32.25mm x 26mm with 13.75 x 14 perforation. They were printed by Osterreichische Staatsdruckerei GmbH using the Offset Lithography printing process with 110gms unwatermarked PVA adhesive paper. The stamps can be purchased in a set of 5, Presentation Pack, or FDC.

United States of America issued 4 new stamps for Christmas named "Holiday Cookies". Bake by Rebecca Vermilyea, Emily Diffreint-Crumpton and Tommy Simpson these Holiday Cookies were than Photograph by Sally Andersen-Bruce. Issued on the 20th of October 2005 these stamps were printed using the Offset printing process. They can be purchase in a pane of 20, Various blocks, and various FDC's. The Vending booklet stamps were printed using the gravure printing process and can be purchase in booklets of 20 or FDC.

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