Father Christmas, Australia
Date of Issue
November 4, 1993
Christmas, Christmas Personages
Series Time Span
Perforation or Dimension
Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited.
Designed by Louis Fishauf.
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). Australian's "Santa" is quite the character! Despite the heat of the Australian summer, he travels in the traditional fur-trimmed red suit, often in the company of koalas and kangaroos, against a backdrop of a well-known landmark or landscape. He finishes his gift-giving just in the time to enjoy a beautiful Australian summer.
Canada Post Corporation. Canada's Stamps Details, No. 12, 1993, p. 4, 6.
Improve Stamp Information
Did you notice an error in this stamp's information?
Do you have any interesting information about this stamp that you would like to share?
Please click here
to send us an email with the details.