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Weihnachtsmann

Christmas, Christmas Personages

Title

Weihnachtsmann

Denomination

84¢

Date of Issue

November 13, 1992

Year

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.
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Reference

Canada Post Corporation. Canada's Stamps Details, No. 8, 1992, p. 12, 14.

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