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Sweden Christmas 2012 Stamp Issue

New Zealand Christmas 2012 Stamp Issue

Faroe Islands Christmas 2012 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 visit Sweden, New Zealand, and Faroe Islands. Each of their 2012 Christmas stamp issues are shown above and some information about them is listed below.

Sweden issued four new Christmas stamps named "Christmas Tree" on November 22, 2012. These stamps were designed by Inga-Karin Eriksson. They depict a history of assorted Christmas tree decorations in traditional Christmas colors. The stamps have a postage value of domestic first class and can be purchased in booklets of 10 self-adhesive stamps, or FDC. The size of each stamp is 26.6mm x 31.25mm. They were printed using the offset printing process.

New Zealand postal service issued five new Christmas stamps named "Christmas 2012" on 3rd of October 2012. Designed by Donna McKenna, these stamp remind us in a beautiful way the meaning behind Christmas and why we all celebrate it with friends and family. The stamps have postage values of 70c, $1.40, $1.90, $2.40, and $2.90 and can be purchased as a set of 5, Sheets of 25, Assorted Blocks or FDC's. The size of the stamps is 30mm x 40mm, with a die cut perforation size of 14 x 14 using the 2cm reference. They were printed by Southern Colour Print Ltd. using the offset lithography printing process with 104gms Tullis Russell paper.

Faroe Islands issued two new stamps named "Christmas Carols 3" on September 24, 2012. These two new stamps represent two popular Christmas songs: Hvl man, and Silent night. They were designed by Anker Eli Petersen and they have postage values are 6.5 and 12.5 KR. They can be purchased as a set of 2, Booklets of 8, and FDC. They were printed by LM Group, Canada using the Offset printing process.

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