2015 Christmas Grand Finale
William Morris Stained Glass Windows
Guernsey Christmas 2015 Stamp Issue
Anne French Stain Glass Windows
Alderney Christmas 2015 Stamp Issue
The Christmas Gospel 3
Faroe Islands Christmas 2015 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 Guernsey, Alderney and Faroe Islands. Each of their 2015 Christmas stamp issues are shown above and some information about them is listed below.
Guernsey issued seven new Christmas stamps named "William Morris Stained Glass Windows" on November 6, 2015. Design by Two Degrees North these stained glass window stamps depict seven famous Christmas scenes. Beginning with postage 37p:Adoration of the Magi, 42p:The Annunciation, 56p:Angels sitting above the Kingdom, 62p: Twelve Apostles, 68p:Kingdom of Heaven and 77p:God in Majesty. These can be purchased as a set of 7, Presentation Pack, Sheets of 10 and assorted FDCs. The size of each stamp is 47mm x 32mm with a perforation size of 14.25 x 14.25 using the 2cm reference. They were printed by Carter Security Printing using the offset lithography printing process with 247gsm self adhesive paper.
Alderney issued seven new stamps named "Anne French Stain Glass Windows" on 6th of November 2015. Designed by Two Degrees North these stained glass window stamps feature Anne French charity work with children around the world. To start with postage 37p:Alderney boys and girls, 42p:Jesus is nursing an infant child while blessing a little girl who has her arm wrapped around her younger brother, 56p:Alderney boys and girls, 57p:Colorful scene from Africa, 62p:A Scottish girl, a boy from Canada and an American boy, 68p:A Burmese boy and girl on steps leading from the pagoda, with typical flowers in the foreground, 77p:Girls from China, India and new Guinea. These stamps can be purchased as a set of seven, Sheets of 50 and assorted FDCs. The size of each stamp is 41mm x 36mm with a perforation size of 14.59 x 14.55 using the 2cm reference. They were printed by Southern Color Print using the offset lithography printing process with 110gsm Unwatermarked PVA adhesive.
Faroe Islands issued two new Christmas stamps named "The Christmas Gospel 3" on September 28, 2015. These stamps were design by Artist: Edward Fuglo. This is the third and last issue for this Christmas Gospel series. The stamps feature the 3 kings and Joseph, Mary and baby Jesus. There postage values are 8.50kr and 17.00kr. They can be purchased in a booklet of 8 stamps, and FDC's. The size of each stamp is 30mm x 40mm. They were printed by Carter Security Printing, France using the offset printing method.