It’s that time of year again and history tells us that the often-repeated message churned out during the Christmas holiday period, wishing for ‘Peace on Earth’, will never happen. My negativity was aroused when searching for appropriate stamps for this article, whereby I thought I’d take a look back at some of the earlier Christmas stamps. I came across the two Spanish stamp sheets seen above which were issued in 1941 to commemorate the second anniversary of the liberation of Barcelona by General Franco’s forces during the Spanish Civil War.
Some ‘Guiding Light’ stamps, from Cuba 1957 and Australia the same year.
More colour was injected by South Korea for it’s 1957 Christmas stamps, shown below individually and as three valuable stamp sheets.
Naturally this could be a topic for many collectors and this brief article shows a tiny example of the thousands of Christmas stamps that have been produced over the years, many of which can be found in the webshop of postbeeld.com.