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