C315 Christmas Santas
Issue Date: October 18, 2010
On October 18, 2010, the Marshall Islands Postal Service issues four new stamps featuring Christmas Santas. The mythology surrounding Santa Claus dates back to A.D. 300 and
centers on Saint Nicholas, bishop of Myra in Lycia, who under cover of night took gifts to the needy. Nicholas' fame spread after his death, and many European countries began to celebrate
December 6--his feast day--with joyful revelry, the exchange of gifts and sumptuous repasts. Dutch settlers brought the custom to the New World during the 17th century. St. Nicholas, or
Sinterklaas as Dutch children called him, was originally pictured as a tall, slender man of stately demeanor. But in America his appearance, and his name, changed. Sinterklass became Santa
Claus, and the saint evolved into a round, jolly elf with rosy cheeks, a white mane of flowing hair and a long beard.
Santas Face Value: 4 x $0.44 Issue Date: October 18, 2010 Issue Place: Majuro Artwork: Howard Koslow Printing Process: Black, cyan, magenta, yellow by offset lithography on
unwatermarked gummed paper Printer: Pioneer Printing, Cheyenne, Wyoming, U.S.A. Stamp Format: Horizontal Stamps Per Sheet: 16 Number of Designs per Sheet: 4 Overall Sheet
Size: 196mm x 166mm Size of Stamps: 43mm x 44mm Issue Number: C315
(4-1) Santa Wearing Glasses < i>
(4-2) Santa with List
(4-3) Santa with Bag
Santa in Sleigh
Withdrawal Date: While supplies last.
Stamp designs ©2010 Marshall Islands Postal Service Authority. All rights reserved.
Stamps in this Issue
| Currency || Face Value || Stamp
| US$ || 1.76 || Christmas Santas || US$ || .44 || Santa Wearing Glasses || US$ ||
.44 || Santa with List || US$ || .44 || Santa with Bag || US$ || .44 || Santa in Sleigh |
What is Available for you to Order
| Item Description
|| Withdrawal Date || Stock |
| Express |
| US$ Price |
|Strip of four ||None ||4664299 || || $2.73
|Full Sheet of four strips ||None ||4664361 || || $10.92 |
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