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United States of America,
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2017 Christmas Grand Finale
United States of America,
2017 Christmas Stamp Issue

Guernsey, 2017 Christmas Stamp Issue

Alderney 2017 Christmas Stamp Issue

It's that time again when postal services around the world issue their new Christmas Stamps. This year we decided to cover two or three different countries a week in our newsletter until Christmas. This week we visit United States of America, Guernsey and Alderney. Each of their 2017 Christmas stamp issues are shown above and some information about them is listed below.

United States of America issued four new Christmas stamps named "Christmas Carols" on October 5, 2017. Designed by Howard E. Paine these stamps represent four American favorite holiday songs. They are Jingle Bells, Deck the Halls, Silent Night and Jolly Old Saint Nicholas. Each of the stamps has a postage value of domestic forever 1st class. They can be purchase as singles, assorted booklets, and FDCs. Perforation type is die cut 10 3/4 on two or three sizes using the 2cm reference. They were printed by Banknote Corporation of America using the lithography printing process.

Guernsey issued seven new Christmas stamps named "Gook King Wenceslas" on November 8, 2017. Designed by Keith Robinson these stamps feature the story about King Wenceslas I. Who was a Bohemian king that was known for his acts of kindness, generosity to the poor, and to the church. The stamps can be purchase as a set of 7, sheets of 10, presentation pack and FDCs. The size of each stamp is 40mm x 30mm with a simulated perforation. They were printed by Southern Color Print using the offset lithography printing process with Ritrama Semi-gloss 80 adhesive paper.

Alderney issued seven new Christmas stamp named "The Holly and the Ivy" on November 8, 2017. Design by Keith Robinson these stamps feature the story of the popular Christmas Carol "The Holly and the Ivy". They can be purchase as a set of 7, Sheets of 10, presentation pack and assorted FDC's. The size of each stamp is 40mm x 30mm with a simulated perforation size of 13 x 13.25 using the 2cm reference. They were printed by Cartor Security Printing using the offset lithography printing process with 110gsm unwatermarked PVA adhesive paper.

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