Monday, December 25, 2006

World's first Christmas stamp

Pictured on the left is what many believe to be the world's first Christmas issue.

Issued by Canada in 1898 (Sc# 85), its purpose of issue,however, was not for Christmas but rather to commemorate the introduction of imperial penny postage on Christmas Day, 1898, according to Kathy Ward of the Christmas Philatelic Club.

So what was the world's first Christmas stamp? To get Kathy's opinions, click here.

Also, click here to visit Wikipedia's wonderful web page on Christmas stamps.

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good year!
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM