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Guernsey Christmas 2006 Stamp Issue

San Marino Christmas 2006 Stamp Issue

Switzerland Christmas 2006 Stamp Issue

It's that time again when postal services around the world issue their new Christmas Stamps. This year we decided to cover three different countries a week in our newsletter until Christmas. This week we visit Guernsey, San Marino and Switzerland. Each of their 2006 Christmas stamp issues and specification are listed below.

Guernsey issued a twelve stamp set named "The Twelve Days of Christmas". This set was designed by Mark Wilkinson and issued on November 2, 2006. The stamps depict the twelve gifts given by a suitor to a true love described in each verse of the song 'The twelve days of Christmas' that was first published in 1780. Each stamp size is 31mm x 26mm with a perforation size of 14.5 x 14.75 They will be printed by Osterreichische Staatsdruckerei GmbH using the Offset Lithography Printing process with 110gms PVA adhesive paper.

San Marino issued a five stamp set designed by Velerio Pradal and named "Christmas 2006". The stamps depict a famous painting and four different sections of that painting done by Tiepolo in 1732. Each stamps was issued on November 13th 2006. The size of each stamp is 30mm x 30mm for the 0.60 and 0.65 Euro stamps and 30mm x 40.5mm for the 2.80 Euro stamp. Perforation size is 13 x 12 and each stamp will be printed in sheets of 15. The stamps will be printed by Carter Security Printing using the Offset printing process. A quantity of 105,000 will be printed.

Switzerland issued 2 new stamps designed by Michele Haas and named "Enhancing Christmas" on the 21st of November 2006. The stamps depict two popular Christmas customs: star-singers and an advent wreath. The size of each stamp is 28mm x 33mm with a 13 3/4 x 13 1/2 perforation size. They will be printed in sheets of 20 by Cartor Security Printing using the Offset printing process with 110gms gummed paper.

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