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Santa Claus

Christmas, Christmas Personages

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue November 4, 1993
Year 1993
Quantity 60,000,000
Denomination
38¢
Perforation or Dimension 13
Series Christmas, Christmas Personages
Series Time Span 1993
Printer Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited.
Postal Administration Canada

Stamp Values/Prices (Beta Mode*)

Condition Name Avg Price
M-NH-VF Mint - Never Hinged - Very Fine
Mint - Never Hinged - Very Fine $1.00
U-VF Used - Very Fine
Used - Very Fine $0.80
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About Stamp

Canada Post Corporation's final set in its Christmas series honouring Yuletide personages from around the world makes its début on November 4, 1993. The 38¢ Greet More stamp depicts the North American Santa Claus, while other Yuletide gift-givers include Swiety Mikolaj and Gwiazdka, from Poland (43¢ domestic rate), Russia's Ded Moroz (49¢ USA rate) and Father Christmas from Australia (86¢ international rate). Our North American Santa has appeared in each of the three sets, so varied has his visage become since he was first introduced by the Dutch in the 1650s as "Sinterklaas", now anglicized to Santa Claus. It was Clement Moore in his 1822 poem "A Visit from St. Nicholas" which gave him a sleigh and a round little belly that shook when he laughed, like a bowl full of jelly. The last major characterization took place in the 1930s when Haddon Sundblom, a Scandinavian-American commercial artist, was commissioned by Coca-Cola to do a series of Christmas ads. Modelled after a retired salesman, "his" Santa Claus was portrayed in the now-familiar red fur-trimmed suit with a big belt and boots.

Creators

Designed by Louis Fishauf.
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Reference

Canada Post Corporation. Canada's Stamp Details, No. 12, 1993, p. 4-5.

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