Monday, 2 November 2020

1775. ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Christmas Stamps From Canada And Gibraltar.

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ  Canada Post issued a set of 3 delightful self-adhesive Christmas stamps sold in booklets and 1 gummed miniature sheet containing the same stamps on 2 November 2020. The delightful designs featured work of the great Canadian folk artist Maud Lewis (1903-1970). The domestic ‘P’ rate is sold in a booklet of 12 and the $1.30 and $2.71 in booklets of six. The issue was designed by Hรฉlรจne L’Hereux.  Rating:- ****.

Canada Post will also issue a single self-adhesive stamp sold in a booklet of 10 on 5 November 2020 to commemorate the festival of Hanukkah. The stamp was designed by Entro Communications. Rating:- ***.

Here are some Post and Go stamps that I do not recall illustrating previously:-

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Royal Mail - 12 October 2020 - STEAM GWR Museum, Swindon, kiosk A010 - 20th anniversary of the museum - 2 stamps - Machin Head design in various values and Travelling post office design in various values with additional inscription ‘Celebrates 20 Years’ plus museum logo.

Royal Gibraltar Post Office - 7 May 2020 - 2 stamps - 75th anniversary of the Allies’ victory in Europe in World War 2. Gibraltar Flag stamp with added inscription ‘VE Day 75th’(kiosk GI04) and the same with added inscription ‘Philatelic HQ/VE Day 75th’ (kiosk GI05).


While on the subject of Gibraltar, the designs of the Christmas set have been revealed. The issue which is made up of 6 stamps and 1 miniature sheet containing all 6 stamps is cheerful but inconsequential. Still, I suppose we all need cheering up as 2020 draws to a close. The issue was designed by Stephen Perera from illustrations by and was lithographed by Cartor. Rating:- **.


  1. The £4 stamp really ruines the set...

    1. You’re right, it’s hard to believe there’s any postal need for it.

    2. What postage weight/destination would that cover?

      I needed £2.50 stamps on Christmas cards from Wales this month.

    3. Good question. Your question made me check it out and £4 does indeed cover a Gibraltar postal rate - it is the International registration rate.

  2. The Canadian stamps look nice.