|Date of Issue
||November 4, 1993
|Perforation or Dimension
Christmas, Christmas Personages
|Series Time Span
||Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited.
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Mint - Never Hinged - Very Fine
Used - Very Fine
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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). Swiety Mikolaj is St. Nicholas based Yuletide and makes his rounds on December 6. Resembling a bishop, he wears a mitre (religious hat) and a long cape-style garment, carrying a staff. Rather than letters to Santa at the North Pole, Polish children leave their notes on the window still, hoping to receive a present in return. If they do not, there is always Gwiazdka, Star of Giving, a feminine personification of the Christmas Star. Following the Christmas Eve supper, there is a visit from the Star Man, usually the village priest, who tests the children in their Catechism and rewards them with gifts.
Designed by Louis Fishauf.
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Canada Post Corporation. Canada's Stamps Details, No. 12, 1993, p. 4-5.
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