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Weihnachtsmann Canada Postage Stamp
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Title
Weihnachtsmann
Denomination
84¢
Date of Issue
November 13, 1992
Quantity
11,000,000
Postal Administration
Canada
Series
Christmas, Christmas Personages
Series Time Span
1992
Perforation or Dimension
13.5
Printer
Ashton-Potter Limited.
Creators
Designed by Louis Fishauf.
About Stamp
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.
Reference
Canada Post Corporation. Canada's Stamps Details, No. 8, 1992, p. 12, 14.
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