14 December 2013

And More Christmas Stamps

Last week I wrote that certain stamp was a favourite... And as part of Christmas' magic I have just received it as a postcard! (A bit damaged, but still).




Well, but today is about stamps. The theme for Sunday Stamps in Viridian's blog is again Holiday stamps, I'm going to show the few Christmas stamps I have received this year:


From the UK

Timothy Cratchit (aka Tiny Tim) is a character from the novel A Christmas Carol, by English writer Charles Dickens. This used to be my favourite book as a child. I have probably read this novel more than thirty or even forty times (Sure!).



From the UK

This stamp has been designed by a 10-years-old school girl. She and the girl who designed the stamp below (7 years old) won among more than 240,000 entries to the contest. It is only the third time in Royal Mail's near 500-year history that children have designed the stamps for Christmas. You can read more here.




More received stamps from the UK:






Don't you love a Christmas stamps about Christmas cards?!?


I am not sure it these pre-euro stamps are Christmas stamps, but I think so (Update: Yes!). I just wanted to show them because they are really lovely!

From the Netherlands


From the Netherlands

20 comments:

  1. I do love the stamp about Christmas cards!

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  2. The second Madonna and Child stamp is beautiful. Another favorite is the first Nederland stamp with the children watching for Santa at the window.

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    1. Children watching for Santa of the Three Wise Men are my favourite theme for Christmas!

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  3. I had forgotten there was a Christmas card stamp issue, it was a neat idea. The Dutch Christmas star stamps are so adorable.

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  4. I recognize those Dick Bruna children!
    I like The Christmas Carol one (and I don't believe I have ever finished a Dickens book, though I've enjoyed the movie versions of many of them!)

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    1. Now is the right time to read it! :)

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  5. I like the Christmas card stamp, I hadn't seen that one before.

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  6. Yes, so do I, I think the christmas-cards on the stamp beautiful!!

    The Dick Bruna 19(5 stamps indeed were issued as Christmas stamps (in the Netherlands also called December stamps). They're lovely indeed!
    Funny detail is the fact that they were worth 55 (gulden)cents, and 1955 was the year that the other famous creature was created by Dick Bruna (Nijntje, aka Miffy).

    Thank you for sharing all these beautiful stamps!

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    1. I could share them because you have sent them to me :D
      I love these little people on the Dutch stamps, and the bright colours.

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    2. I keep on thanking! I've only sent the latter two! And I'm enjoying all stamps - especially the christmas-cards-on-stamp, as said :-)
      Looking forward to your contribution next Sunday, there's an interesting theme of which I think you'll have suitable stamps, too!

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    3. I'm not sure if I could contribute next week, as probably I won't have Internet connexion :(

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    4. Ouch, no internet... :-|
      (The advantage is that you'll have a sea of time (= heaps of time) without the internet... I think it would be good for me - or at least the people around me would jump to the ceiling (because they then would see something else than my back only :-) - if I would have no access to internet for some weeks...)

      Maybe you could prepare the blog for Sunday in advance, and have it published via Blogger's time schedule on Sunday, and ask Viridian (or me) to add it to Viridian's blog on Sunday?
      Don't feel obliged to do so, I presume you are very busy at the moment! I just was very much looking forward to seeing your contribution, as you receive wonderful stamps from all over the world - and as said, the coming theme is very interesting, too! But instead I will visit your blog's archive this Sunday, you've already published so many nice things, a great joy to see!

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  7. I like the last stamp, the children and stars. thank you for joining in. You are number 1 this week!

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  8. That first stamp is my favorite too, tho they all are attractive including the ones designed by children.

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    1. It would be difficult for me to choose one favourite among these. They are all wonderful. My friends are really kind to have sent them!

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  9. I'm not so fond of the Christmas Carol/Tiny Tim set of stamps. I have a bundle of them in my drawer that I can't bring myself to use. I love this year's children's stamps though so everyone is getting those. :)

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  10. I hadn't seen Molly Robson's Christmas stamp or the high denomination ones. The Dutch stamps are so simple, but so effective,

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  11. I love them also!

    And thanks for visiting my blog :))

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  12. great selection - love the first one also, esp for the donkey ;)

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Thank you for coming. All your comments make me extremely happy.