05 November 2012

New Christmas stamps from Iceland



Issue Date: 1 November2012

Iceland Post issued a set of two stamps on 1stNov 2012 for this year’s Christmas.

The motifs for the 2012 Christmas stamps are based on the story of the Night Troll which is included in the Jón Árnason collection of Icelandic folk tales. The story as told by an old woman from Rangárþing was recorded in the 19th century. According to the story, persons who were responsible for looking after a certain farm in Iceland on Christmas night were either found dead or gone insane.

Once a peasant girl offered to stay at home on Christmas night. She sat in the communal sleeping room of the farmhouse singing to the child she was holding. That night a troll came to the window and started reciting verses in praise of the girl’s beauty. She answered immediately, reciting her own verses in return. At sunrise the troll disappeared from the window. The same morning a large rock was found in the farmyard, and it has been there ever since. The girl recounted the happenings of the night and it became clear that a night troll had appeared at the window and turned to stone at the dawn of day.

From Our Readers…


- Sudhir Jain.


Being Jainism theme collector, I was looking to collect FDC of Godiji Jain Temple stamp (issued on 17-4-2012) from all the Bureau of India. There are total 68 Philatelic Bureau in India. Out of these 68, I have collected FDC from 67 Bureau. Only one Bureau is missing that is Agartala Philatelic Bureau. I shall be glad if any Philatelist can help me in getting this Agartala Bureau FDC on attractive exchange / price.


I have interestingly noticed that Bureau to Bureau size, design and even colors of the cancellations are different. Style of writing name of Bureau and date is also defer in most of the cases. Even FDC of two Bureau Port Blair and Muzaffarpur does not bear name of Bureau.

I am exhibiting here some of such FDCs.


Screenshot_3 : Sudhir Jain - email : sudhirjain@unistar.co.in

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