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Ireland Christmas 2016 Stamp Issue

San Marino Christmas 2016 Stamp Issue

New Zealand Christmas 2016 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 Ireland, San Marino and New Zealand. Each of their 2016 Christmas stamp issues are shown above and some information about them is listed below.

Ireland issued three new Christmas stamps named "Christmas 2016" on November 5, 2016. Design by WorkGroup these stamps depict the famous Christmas scenes of the Holy Family(72c), Three Kings(1.10Euro) and Christmas Decorations(72c). These stamps can be purchased as SOAR singles, SOAR Strip, Pair, Booklet and assorted FDCs. The size of each stamp is 25mm x 30mm for the decoration stamp and 56mm x 25mm for the SOAR stamps. Perforation size of 13 x 13 for the decoration stamp and 11 x 11.25 for the SOAR stamps using the 2cm reference. They were printed by Carter Security Printing using the lithography printing process.

San Marino issued three new stamps named "Christmas 2016" on 18th of October 2016. Designed by Francesco Bongiorni these stamps feature scenes dedicated to the theme of reception. To start with the 0.70 Euro stamp features a girl that holds the First Tower of San Marino in her arms. The 0.95 Euro stamp depicts the embrace between the Second Tower and a black girl; and on the 1 Euro a family climbing the Third Tower receives a warm welcome. These stamps can be purchased as a set 3, Sheets of 12 and assorted FDCs. The size of each stamp is 35mm x 35mm with a perforation size of 13 1/4 x 13 1/4 using the 2cm reference. They were printed by Cartor Security Printing using the 4 color offset printing process.

New Zealand issued five new Christmas stamps named "Christmas 2016" on November 2, 2016. These stamps were design by Donna McKenna, Wellington, New Zealand. Each of the stamps depict characters from the nativity story which include Joseph, Mary, Baby Jesus, a shepherd and a wise man. There postage values for gummed stamps are $1.00, $1.80, $2.20, $2.70, $3.30 and for self adhesive stamps the postage values are $1.00, $2.20 and $2.70. They can be purchase as a set of 5 gummed, Set of 3 self adhesive, Miniature sheet, Sheets of 25, Block set and assorted FDC's. A special Advent Calendar with stable and animals is also available with this issue. The size of the gummed stamps is 35mm x 34.55mm and the size of the self adhesive stamps is 25mm x 25mm. Perforation size is 14.286 x 14.47 using the 2cm reference. They were printed by Southern Colour Print Ltd, New Zealand using the offset lithography printing process with Tullis Russell 104gsm gummed and self adhesive stamp paper.

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