Christmas stamps as well as stamps on stamps are two topics I may get more serious about at some point.
I was thinking about doing my own pages by country by year. This would be independent of my other collection so would could have 2 copies of same issues. I really need to start with a starter collection off ebay, etc.
Post by zepherusbane on Dec 15, 2018 14:26:03 GMT -5
Those are really nice. After seeing them, it made me think about starting a topical collection for stamps that have some sort of Christian message or Christ related subject matter on them. I wouldn't have much interest in Santa stamps that are often billed as Christmas stamps.
Worldwide collector of stamps and covers! I gave up on limiting to only certain countries.
Post by Philatarium on Mar 11, 2019 17:16:55 GMT -5
There are a lot of Nativity or Madonna & Child Christmas stamps out there. (Or did you just mean for the Christmas Islands?) Even the US still issues a religious Christmas stamp (Madonna & Child is most of what I recall) along with their secular designs.
Countries that have historically been Roman Catholic (or were colonies of them) have been some of the most prolific or consistent issuers, but that's only a very rough generalization.
It's a fun area to collect! I always like how inventive some of the countries are in their designs. (Typically secular, but showing their countries' holiday customs.)
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