With clever use of light and shade and depth of color, they bring the Christmas story to life in intricate detail, with the Star of Bethlehem as a constant thread.
As in recent years, there are eight self-adhesive stamps, including standard and Large versions of the 2nd class and 1st class values. The same designs also appear in a miniature sheet, which is conventionally gummed.
Designed by Charlie Smith Design, from Hari & Deepti’s artwork, the issue was printed by International Security Printers, the sheet stamps in gravure and the miniature sheet in litho.
An angel appears to Joseph and tells him of the destiny of Jesus.
An expanded version of the 2nd class design.
Mary holds the new-born Jesus in the stable in Bethlehem.
An expanded version of the 1st class design.
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Reúne a tu familia y preparen estas deliciosas recetas ¡ideales para las bajas temperaturas!
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