Gibraltar Christmas 2019 stamps revealed

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06 November 2019
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Six new festive stamps have been released by the Gibraltar Post Office, featuring well-loved Christmas Carols.

The six stamps, designed by Gibraltarian graphics artist Stephen Perera, are available in a self-adhesive format, with a miniature sheet, first day cover and presentation pack also available.

Christmas carols

The word carol comes from the French word carole, meaning circle dance, or song of praise and joy. The singing of carols did not originate with Christianity, but with the pagan practice of celebrating the seasons.

There are historical records from as early as 129 AD of songs written specifically for Christmas celebrations. These Christmas songs were primarily written in Latin, and were not called carols, but hymns. 

Stamp details

The stamps are:

Jingle Bells (22p)

O Christmas Tree (40p)

The Twelve Days of Christmas (64p)

Deck the Hall (70p)

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (80p)

O Come All Ye Faithful (£3)

Technical specs

Design: Stephen Perera
Illustration / Photography: ingimage.com
Printer: Cartor Security Printers
Process: Offset Lithography
Colours: 4 colours
Stamp size: 33 x 28mm
Issue date: 2019-11-02
Stamp Values:

22p, 40p, 64p, 70p, 80p, £3

 

To purchase the stamps, click here.

QUICK LINK: A history of British Christmas stamps

Text and images courtesy of Gibraltar Post Office