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Christmas Island, Australia and Canada Postal Services 2014 Christmas Grand Finale
Christmas Island Christmas 2014 Stamp Issue

Canada Christmas 2014 Stamp Issue

Australia Christmas 2014 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 Christmas Island, Canada and Australia. Each of their 2014 Christmas stamp issues are shown above and some information about them is listed below.

Christmas Island issued two new Christmas stamps named "Christmas 2014" on October 31, 2013. Design by Gavin Ryan and Lesa Christensen of the Australia Post Design Studio. These stamps depict Father Christmas (Santa) enjoying Christmas festivities on the island with various creatures that include crabs and birds that the island is renowned for. Their postage values are 65 cents(Santa) and $1.80(Crab). They can be purchased as a set of 2, Minisheet, Sheets of 10(65c) and Sheets of 5($1.80), Gutters, and Assorted FDCs. The size of each stamp is 26mm x 37.5mm with a perforation size of 14.6 x 13.86 using the 2cm reference. They were printed by RA print using the lithography printing process with Tullis Russell (C100) self adhesive paper.

Canada issued 3 new stamps named "Santa" on 23rd of October 2014. Designed by Helene L'Heureus these stamps depict Santa in three different scenes. On the permanent (domestic rate) stamp Santa is replying to letters he received from children. The $1.20 stamp he has his magical bag of presents that he is happily delivering. On the $2.50 stamp Santa is depicted in an elegant coat and decorative trimmings to evoke a mystical aura. These stamps can be purchased in booklets of 12 (domestic rate), Booklets of 6 Stamps ($1.20 and $2.50), Souvenir sheet of 3 stamps, and Souvenir Sheet Official FDC. The size of each stamp is 22mm x 24mm, and the size of the souvenir sheet is 85mm x 54mm. They were printed by Lowe-Martin using the Lithography printing process with PVA gum.

Australia issued four new Christmas stamps named "Christmas 2014" on October 31, 2014. These stamps were design by Jo Mure, Australia Post Design Studio and feature colorful Christmas decorations that include a Christmas tree, a Present, and Bells with snow crystals and bulbs for decorations. The postage values of these stamps are 65c, 70c, and $1.70 They can be purchased as a set of 6, Sheetlet of 10 and 5, Gutters and FDC. The size of each stamp is 26 x 37.5mm with a perforation size of 14.6 x 13.96 using the 2cm reference. They were printed by EGO using the Lithography printing method with Tullis Russell (s/a B100) paper.

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