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