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Christmas 1994

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Celebrating the customs which make Christmas special!

Issue information

The Christmas 1994 issue comprised six stamps, which not only celebrated the customs we hold dear, but reminded us of the warmth and spirit of togetherness which is so much a part of Christmas.

Most adults will have special memories of Christmas as a child. Perhaps it's the feeling of intense anticipation and excitement as the tree is trimmed ready for the big day; the sight of the 'Christmas Story' brought to life with a nativity scene featuring Mary, Joseph, baby Jesus and the animals which shared the stable; or the magical sound of carol singers' voices filling the church.

Although we lose some of that child-like awe as we grow up it is replaced with something more permanent. An appreciation of the opportunity Christmas gives us to celebrate with the people we love.

Product Listing for Christmas 1994

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Image Title Description Price
Single Stamp Single 45c 'Children with Nativity Scene' gummed stamp. $0.45
Single Stamp Single 70c 'Father, Child and Nativity' gummed stamp. $0.70
Single Stamp Single $1.00 'Carol Singers, Stained Glass Window' gummed stamp. $1.00
Single Stamp Single $1.50 'Children and Candle' gummed stamp. $1.50
Single Stamp Single $1.80 'Nativity' gummed stamp. $1.80
Single Stamp Single 45c 'Father Christmas and Christmas Tree' self-adhesive stamp. $0.45
Miniature Sheet Mint, used or cancelled miniature sheet. $2.95
First Day Cover First day cover with stamps affixed. Cancelled on the first day of issue. $6.95
Miniature Sheet First Day Cover First day cover with miniature sheet affixed. Cancelled on the first day of issue. $3.20
Self-adhesive Booklet Booklet containing 10 x 45c self-adhesive stamps. $4.50

Technical information

Date of issue: 21 September 1994
Designer: Karen Odiam, Wellington, NZ
Printers:  Sheet stamps: Leigh-Mardon, Australia; Booklet Stamps: Southern Colour Print, New Zealand
Stamp size: 35mm x 30mm: Booklet stamp: 30mm x 25mm; Miniature sheet: 125mm 100mm
Sheet size: 100 stamps per sheet; Ten 45c stamps per booklet; Miniature sheet of four stamps
Process: Lithography
Perforation gauge: Sheet stamps: 14.25; Booklet Stamp: 12
Paper type: Coated Papers, red phosphor coated, unwatermarked
Period of sale: These stamps remained on sale until 21 September 1995.