Xmas Stamps: Jersey Post celebrate colourful story of Santa Claus on stamps

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imports_CCGB_jerseypostxmasstamps2_93510.png Jersey Post Xmas stamps 2014
Jersey’s festive stamps for this year show the big man himself in a number of different outfits and colours, including yellow, green and blue ...
Jersey’s festive stamps for this year show the big man himself in a number of different outfits and colours, including yellow, green and blue.

According to Jersey Post, Santa’s appearance isn’t quite as straightforward as just red and white.

‘Some historians argue that Saint Nicholas originally dressed in different colours,’ Jersey’s stamp experts say.

‘In the United Kingdom, he was often depicted wearing a green bishop cloak, and past illustrations from around the world depict him in purple, light-blue, navy blue, yellow, white and even brown.’



And so Jersey’s festive offering for this year show the big man himself in a number of different outfits and colours, including yellow, green and blue. But Santa’s traditional red and white, said to be adopted in Victorian times and not thanks to Coca-Cola advertisements as many believe, is also seen on three of the stamps.


      Read much more about Christmas stamps in the December 2014 issue of Stamp & Coin Mart. Order the print edition right here, or download the issue using the links below…

     

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