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$1 Christmas Card Stamp

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This stamp was issued earlier than the main Christmas issue in 2005 for international sending.

Issue information

The $1 Christmas Card Stamp was released earlier than the main Christmas 2005 issue to ensure people were able to send Christmas cards overseas at a special rate in time for Christmas.

The stamp, which featured the gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh that the Three Kings brought to the baby Jesus, was available in a self-adhesive $1 booklet and as a first day cover.

The $1 Christmas card special products were distributed with the King Kong products in October 2005.

The full Christmas issue was available in November 2005.

Product Listing for $1 Christmas Card Stamp

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Image Title Description Price
Single Stamp Single $1.00 'Gifts' self-adhesive stamp. $1.00
First Day Cover First day cover with one self-adhesive stamp affixed. Cancelled on the first day of issue.  $1.50
Self-adhesive Booklet Booklet containing 10 x $1.00 self-adhesive stamps. $10.00

Technical information

Date of issue: 5 October 2005
Number of stamps: One
Denominations and designs: $1.00 Gifts
Stamps and first day cover designed by: Anton Petrov, Watermark, New Zealand
Printer and process: SEP Sprint, Australia
Number of colours: Four process colours
Stamp size and format: 30mm x 25mm (vertical)
Paper type: Avery Dennison B100 self-adhesive stamp paper 
Number of stamps per booklet: 10 x $1.00
Perforation gauge: Die cut
Period of sale: This stamp remained on sale until 1 November 2006.