zondag 13 oktober 2013

Collecting Christmas stamps

I can fill several posts with stamps from Canada (and the USA) alone,
I'll make small posts, but with at least 8 stamps per post, to keep this
nice and interesting. 


Left stamp: 2008 - Right stamp 2009

 These stamps celebrating the Nativity feature phenomenal sculptures by renowned Italian-Canadian sculptor Antonio Caruso.
The international stamp features the Shepherd; the domestic stamp features the Madonna and Child; and the U.S. stamp features the Magi. The figures are arranged on the souvenir sheet as they appear in the crèche.
Toronto graphic designer Joe Gault explains, “When positioned side by side, they work together as a set and tell a story.” However, he notes, “The three stamps also vary considerably, each working as a unique artwork when applied to envelopes individually.” Last year’s Nativity stamp also appears on the souvenir sheet and first day cover, enhancing collectibility by bringing all four together as a set. (2009)

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