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Christmas: Stained Glass

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue October 15, 2012
Year 2012
Quantity 18,000,000
Denomination
PERMANENT™ (P)
Perforation or Dimension Simulated perforation
Printer Lowe-Martin
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 $1.70
U-VF Used - Very Fine
Used - Very Fine $0.30
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  • They are average prices and might not be fully accurate. The actual value of your stamp may be slightly above or below the listed value, depending on the overall condition of your stamp.

Hidden Date

The hidden date for this stamp can be found on Madonna's robe.

Layouts

Booklet of 12 stamps

Quantity Produced - 1,500,000
Cancellation Location: Kingston, Ontario
Original Price: $7.32
Perforation: Simulated perforation
Dimension: 24 mm x 32 mm (vertical)
Printing Process: Lithography in 6 colours plus spot varnish
Gum Type: Pressure sensitive
Tagging: General, 4 sides
Paper: Tullis Russell

OFDC

Quantity Produced - 13,000
Cancellation Location: Kingston, Ontario
Original Price: $1.61
Perforation: Simulated perforation
Dimension: 24 mm x 32 mm (vertical)
Printing Process: Lithography in 6 colours plus spot varnish
Gum Type: Pressure sensitive
Tagging: General, 4 sides
Paper: Tullis Russell

About Stamp

In a follow-up to our sacred Domestic, U.S., and International Christmas stamps of 2011, this single depiction of the Madonna and Child in stained glass is our traditional Christmas stamp for 2012.

This image is from one of the more than 150-year-old stained glass windows at St. Mary’s of the Immaculate Concept Cathedral in Kingston, Ontario.

The subject of Madonna and Child has been part of Christian art for almost two millennia. The earliest recorded appearance of Mary and the baby Jesus is found in a 3rd century wall painting in the Catacomb of Priscilla, in Rome. Since the Madonna is seldom mentioned in the Gospels, early religious artists were inspired by traditions of the time and a significant mid-2nd century apocryphal manuscript, the Protevangelium (or Infancy Gospel) of James, which describes Mary’s childhood and Jesus’ early life. As Christianity spread—and religious leaders emphasized the emotional aspects of Mary’s role in the life of Christ—her image grew less formal and representational, and more human and maternal.

Originating with both the Romans and the Egyptians, the creation of colour glass was adopted by Christian churches of the 4th and 5th centuries. Artisans created windows filled with thinly-sliced alabaster set into wooden frames to give a stained-glass like effect. It was used most extensively in the Middle Ages, as a means of communicating bible stories to a mostly illiterate population.

Creators

Design: Andrew Perro. Photography: Mark Thompson.
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