Date of Issue
November 13, 1992
Christmas, Christmas Personages
Series Time Span
Perforation or Dimension
Designed by Louis Fishauf.
Given the overwhelming popularity of last year's "Santa" Christmas stamps, this year theme will portray four more traditional Yuletide gift-givers from various regions around the world. The four "Santas" being honoured include one each from North America (37¢), Estonia (42¢), Italy (48¢) and Germany (84¢). Germany's "Weihnachtsmann" is a thin, stooped, heavily laden, white-bearded old man who makes his rounds on Christmas Eve with his sack of presents and a Christmas tree. He is a secularized version of Saint Nicholas, who is still associated with December 6.
Canada Post Corporation. Canada's Stamps Details, No. 8, 1992, p. 12, 14.
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