12 November 2010

New Christmas stamps..


Belg Belg

Date of Issue – 8 November 2010


On November 8, 2010, the Belgium Post issued a set of two stamps on  Christmas  entitled "Santa Claus in his sleigh". Belgium has two Santa Claus figures known as St. Nicholas and Pere Noel. There are different cultures in Belgium, the Northern part being Vlaanderen (speaking a Dutch dialect), the Southern part being Wallonie (speaking a French dialect) and the Eastern part speaking German. Pere Noel visits people who speak French on 6th December along with his friend Pere Fouettard to know whether the children have been good or bad. Good children receive chocolates and candies while bad children just get a handful of sticks.



Bahamas issued a set of four stamps featuring two themes Christmas & Tourism. The stamps depict four of the main elements of tourism. The 15c and 65c stamps feature a cruise ship and a plane. The 50c stamp depicts the Atlantis Hotel, Paradise Island, situated on a two-mile long, pristine white sand beach representing the luxury accommodation and resorts that Bahamas can offer to visitors. The 70c value features Fort Fincastle and the Water Tower which commands spectacular views across the island. The stamps also feature bright crackers & Fire works  for Christmas festive season.

Year-round sunshine and warm weather makes the Bahamas a favourite destination for travellers in need of rest, relaxation, and a fun-filled getaway. The peak holiday season starts from mid-December. This year's Christmas stamps are a celebration for all who will be enjoying the islands this Christmas.

Source :   Int. Stamp News


Special Covers from Himachal

Readers are requested not to send any order for Queen’s Baton Special covers as these covers are not available.Those who have sent, MOs are being returned to them. Make sure that your order should be as per details given in November issue of Rainbow Stamp News only.  Multiple orders  and orders for other previous covers will not be accepted.


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