C299 Christmas Wreaths

Issue Date: October 15, 2009

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One of the first uses of the wreath occurred in classical times, when an athlete was crowned with a laurel wreath after victory. However, it was the Christians who long ago made the festive wreath a moving symbol of their faith. According to Christian belief, the wreath symbolizes Christ's victory over death and the forces of darkness. In lands blanketed in thick forests, such as Canada, wreaths have traditionally been constructed of evergreen, but in Mediterranean lands, it is common to find beautiful garlands of fruit woven into holiday decorations such as the wreath. The ceremony of hanging the wreath over the door at Christmas has a long and nostalgic history. Indeed, few decorations evoke the hospitality of the holiday season quite like the traditional Christmas wreath.

TECHNICAL DATA

  • Issue: Christmas Wreaths
  • Face Value: 5 x $0.44
  • Issue Date: October 15, 2009
  • Issue Place: Majuro
  • Stamp Artwork: Howard Koslow
  • Printing Process: Black, cyan, magenta, yellow by offset lithography on unwatermarked gummed paper
  • Printer: Pioneer Printing, Cheyenne, Wyoming, U.S.A.
  • Stamp Format: Vertical
  • Stamps Per Sheet: 15
  • Number of Designs per Sheet: 5
  • Overall Sheet Size: 179mm x 144mm
  • Size of Stamps: 31mm x 40mm
  • Issue Number: C299
    (5-1) Christmas Wreath
    (5-2) Traditional Wreath
    (5-3) Tropical Wreath
    (5-4) Colonial Wreath
    (5-5) Chili Wreath
  • Withdrawal Date: While supplies last.
  • Stamp designs ©2009 Marshall Islands Postal Service Authority. All rights reserved.


    Stamps in this Issue

    Currency Face Value Stamp Description
    US$ 2.20 Christmas Wreaths
    US$ .44 Christmas Wreath
    US$ .44 Traditional Wreath
    US$ .44 Tropical Wreath
    US$ .44 Colonial Wreath
    US$ .44 Chili Wreath

    What is Available for you to Order

    Can be Shipped to Many Countries
    Item Description Withdrawal Date Stock
    Number (SKU)
    Express
    Shopping
    US$ Price
    Mint Strip of 5 None 4662814
    $3.41
    Mint Full Sheet of 3 Strips None 4662822
    $10.23
    First Day Cover None 4663233
    $4.96

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