Christmas 2017 | Stuart FDC

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Issue Date: 7th November 2017

Description:

The set of 12 Christmas 2017 stamps embraces two distinct themes, with eight featuring depictions of the Madonna & Child and four including the two winning designs from a children’s Christmas stamp design competition, which attracted over 200,000 entries.

Stamps:

  • Christmas Competition Second Class – The ‘Snow Family’ (detail) by nine-year-old Arwen Wilson from Dudley, West Midlands.
  • Christmas Competition Second Class Large – The ‘Snow Family’ by nine-year-old Arwen Wilson from Dudley, West Midlands.
  • Christmas Competition First Class – The ‘Santa Claus on his sleigh on a starry night’ (detail) design by ten-year- old Ted Lewis-Clark from Frome in Somerset.
  • Christmas Competition First Class Large – The ‘Santa Claus on his sleigh on a starry night’ design by ten-year-old Ted Lewis-Clark from Frome in Somerset.
  • Second Class – Virgin and Child (detail) attributed to Gerard David © Museo del Prado, Madrid, Spain/ Bridgeman Images.
  • Second Class Large – Virgin and Child attributed to Gerard David © Museo del Prado, Madrid, Spain/ Bridgeman Images.
  • First Class – The Madonna and Child (detail) by William Dyce, Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2017.
  • First Class Large – Madonna and Child (detail) by William Dyce, Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2017.
  • £1.17 – Virgin Mary with Child (detail) attributed to Quinten Massys, Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Madrid, Spain © Erich Lessing.
  • £1.40 – The Small Cowper Madonna (detail) by Raphael © National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, USA/Bridgeman Images.
  • £1.57 – The Sleep of the Infant Jesus (detail) by Giovanni Battista Sassoferrato, Musée du Louvre, Paris, France © Erich Lessing.
  • £2.27 – Saint Luke Painting the Virgin (detail) by Eduard Jakob von Steinle, Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2017.

Postmark:

Shepherds Well, Dover | Christmas Common, Watlington | Grotto Road, Weybridge | Snow Hill, EC1A | Holywell Close, Birmingham

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Postmark

Shepherds Well, Dover, Christmas Common, Watlington, Grotto Road, Weybridge, Snow Hill, EC1A, Holywell Close, Birmingham

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