Stamps on Twelve Days of Christmas – Guernsey

Stamps on Twelve Days of Christmas – Guernsey

The Twelve Days of Christmas are festive days beginning 25 December.This is also known as Christmastide & Twelvetide. The Twelfth night of Christmas is always on the evening of 5th January.In western Christianity these are

Day 1-25 Dec-Christmas Day             Day 2-26 Dec-St Stephen’s Day

Day 3-27 Dec-Feast of St John         Day 4-28 Dec-Feast of Holy Innocents

Day 5-29 Dec-Feast of St Thomas    Day 6-30 Dec-Feast of Holy Family

Day 7-31 Dec-Feast of St Sylvester Day 8-01 Jan-Solemnity of Mary

Day 9-02 Jan-Octave Day of St Stephen

Day 10-03 Jan-Feast of St Genevieve

Day 11-04 Jan-Octave Day of Feast of Holy Innocents

Day 12-05 Jan- Feast Day of St John Neumann .Evening is Twelfth Night

A set of 12 stamps and FDC released by Guernsey to mark twelve days of Christmas.

12 Days of Christmas-ISG

Stamps on Christmas Gift Bearers – Guernsey

Stamps on Christmas Gift Bearers – Guernsey

The Tradition of making presents at Christmas may be traced to the Gifts brought to Infant Jesus. The Principal bearers were the Three Wise Men from the East traditionally –

Casper -King of Sheba who offered Frankincense

Melchior -King of Arabia and Nubia -the bringer of Gold

Balthazar -King of Tarse & Egypt- whose present was Myrrh

All three feature on the stamps. The remaining nine characters are from different territories of the World

Santa Claus -English Speaking World    Lussibruden-Sweden & Scandinavia

Saint Nicholas – The Netherlands,France           La Befana -Italy

Julenisse -Denmark                                      Christkind -Germany

King Wencesias-Bohemia,Czech             Shepherd of Les Baux-South France

Baboushka -Russia & Eastern Europe

A FDC from Guernsey with 12 stamps on Christmas Gift Bearers.

Stamps on Christmas Gift Bearers -ISG

 

 

Miniature Sheet – Sark’s Gold Post Box – Guernsey

Miniature Sheet – Sark’s Gold Post Box – Guernsey

A Miniature Sheet  on Sark’s Gold Post Box  issued by  Guernsey. Issue date – 20 Feb 2013.

Post Box - Guernsey -ISG

Postage Due Stamps – First Day Covers – Guernsey

Postage Due Stamps – First Day Covers – Guernsey

Guernsey issued a set of 10 Postage Due stamps on 02 Aug 1977 . Two FDC’s with these stamps are listed.

 

 

Postage Due Stamps -Guernsey -ISG

Postage Due stamps -Guernsey-ISG

Stamps on Thomas De La Rue – Guernsey

Stamps on Thomas De La Rue – Guernsey

Thomas de la Rue ( 24 Mar 1793-07 Jun 1866) was aPrinter from Guernsey who founded De La Rue plc -a printing Company which is now the World’s largest commercial security printer and papermaker. His was the first company to print playing cards in 1832. He rose to be a leading printer having shifted to London in 1816.

A set of stamps issued by Guernsey to showcase his philatelic works in form of stamps are shown .

stamps on Thomas de la Rue -ISG

Europa Stamps – Guernsey 1988-Transportation and Communication

Europa Stamps – Guernsey 1988 – Transportation and Communication

The EUROPA issues are annual joint issues of stamps with common design or theme. Initially (1956-59) by Postal Administration member s of European communities, then (1960-92) by  European Conference of Postal & Telecommunications Administrations (CEPT) and then PostEurop Administration since .

The First Europa stamp was issued on 15 Sep 1956.

Two  Se- Tenant pairs of stamps issued by Guernsey in 1988 show modes of Transportation & Communication.An excellent thematic issue.

EUROPA stamps 1988 -ISG

Stamps on Twelve Days of Christmas – Guernsey

Stamps on Twelve Days of Christmas – Guernsey

The Twelve Days of Christmas are festive days beginning 25 December.This is also known as Twelvetide. The Twelfth night of Christmas is always on the evening of 5th January.

A set of stamps released by Guernsey to mark twelve days of Christmas.

Millennium 2000 FDC’s Guernsey – FDC’s of World

Millennium 2000  FDC’s  Guernsey – FDC’s of World

Guernsey   issued stamps to mark the Millennium 2000. FDC issued on 11 Nov 1999 .

Stamps on CWG 2010 Delhi – Guernsey

Stamps on CWG 2010 Delhi – Guernsey

Guernsey issued a set of six stamps on 23 September 2010 to mark 40 years of Guernsey at the Commonwealth Games and commemorate XIX Commonwealth Games at Delhi in 2010 . The six stamps are on Athletics , Cycling , Shooting , Aquatics , Lawn Bowls and Tennis.