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2010 Christmas Grand Finale
Ireland, Annunciation and the Nativity
Christmas 2010 Stamp Issue

Guernsey, Christmas Carols
Christmas 2010 Stamp Issue

Faroe Islands, Christmas Carols
Christmas 2010 Stamp Issue

It's that time again when postal services around the world issue their new Christmas Stamps. This year we decided to cover two or three different countries a week in our newsletter until Christmas. This week we visited Ireland, Guernsey and Faroe Islands. Each of their 2010 Christmas stamp issues are shown above and some information about them is listed below.

Ireland issued two new Christmas stamps named "Annunciation and Nativity" on November 4, 2010. These stamps were designed by Steve Simpson and feature the visit of the Angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary (Annunciation) and the birth of Jesus Christ (Nativity). They can be purchased as a set of 2, Sheets of 16, or first day cover (FDC). The size of each stamp is 36mm x 36mm; and they will be printed by Irish Security Stamp Printing Ltd. using the lithography printing process

Guernsey issued seven new stamps named "Christmas Carols" on November 4, 2010. These stamps were designed by Two Degrees North and feature seven popular Christmas carols represented graphically. They can be purchased as a set of 7, Presentation Pack, or FDC. The size of each stamp is 40mm x 40.5mm; and they will be printed by Joh Enschede using the offset lithography printing process.

Faroe Islands issued two new stamps named "Faroe Islands Chistmas Carols" on September 20th, 2010. These stamps were design by Anker Eli Petersen and feature stamps images of Christmas Carolers. Each stamp has a famous Faroe Island Carol listed on it in Faroe Islands language. The 6kr with "In my Early Childhood" and the 10kr with "My Sweet Little Brownie". They can be purchased as a set of 2, or FDC. The size of each stamp is 26.5mm x 42mm; and they will be printed by LM Group, Canada using the offset printing process with silver metallic and gloss varnish.

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