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2013 Christmas Grand Finale
Great Britian Christmas 2013 Stamp Issue

Norway Christmas 2013 Stamp Issue

Ireland Christmas 2013 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 Great Britain, Norway and Ireland. Each of their 2013 Christmas stamp issues are shown above and some information about them is listed below.

Great Britain issued two new Christmas stamps in 2013 named "Angels and Santa" on November 5, 2013. These two stamps are a special treat from the 4 to 11 years old children designers. The Royal Post collected 240,000 entries in the Christmas Stamp Design Competition from children ages 4 to 11 years old. Two of the stamps depicted above were the chosen winners with their names inscribed on the stamps. They can be purchase as a single, Sheet of 25 and FDC. The size of each stamp is 47mm x 30mm with a perforation size of 14.5 x 15 using the 2cm reference. They were printed by International Security Printers using the gravure printing process.

Norway issue two new Aukrust character stamps named "Christmas Stamps 2013" on 11th of November 2013. These two stamps depict two Aukrust characters name Solan Gundersen from Rustadsaga and Nabonissen from Tynset, also know as the grumpy neighbor. Both were design by Magnus Rakeng and have a postage value of A innland (Domestic). They can be purchased as singles and sheets. They were printed by Joh Enschede Security Print using the offset printing process.

Ireland issue a new Christmas stamp named "Nativity Scene" on November 7, 2013. The stamp nativity scene was taken from a stain glass window in the Black Abbey Church in Kilkenny. It was design by Red and Grey design and has a Postage value of 60c. It can be purchase as a pair, Booklet of 26 and FDC. The size of the stamp is 25mm x 30mm. It was printed by Joh. Enschedé Security Print using the Lithography printing process.

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