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05 August 2003
12/2003
Personal Stamp Issue

Peace and Goodwill

Australia
There are two designs in this holiday greetings issue a 50c

Tree  

Tree

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From ancient times the tree has symbolised new life and fertility. Since the twelfth century fir trees have been used to celebrate Christmas.

Star  

Star

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The star is a universal symbol of hope and optimism. In a Christian context, the star symbolises the star of Bethlehem which guided the Magi to the Christ child.

Technical Information

Denominations................ One x 50c, one x 90c
Designer ........................ Chris Shurey
Stamp size...................... 30.55 x 30 mm
Perforations ................... 14.4 x 14
Printer............................ SNP Sprint
Paper............................. De La Rue
Printing process .............. Lithography
Special features .............. Available for personalisation through Personalised Stamps
copyright notice: This material has been reproduced with permission of the Australian Postal Corporation. The original work is held in the National Philatelic Collection.
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